World Beat Newsletter

Never Again (Maybe)

Although it's been 30 years since the deaths of 1.7 million Cambodians during the Khmer Rouge period, only last month did the first member of the Pol Pot regime go on trial.

Naval Gazing

Before the Chinese show up off the coast of California for some imperial quid pro quo, the United States should wake up, sign the Law of the Sea, and actually abide by its provisions.

Turning European

With the United States on the verge of another Great Depression, the Know-Nothing opposition to the Obama administration should be worried that we are about to slip into the Third World.

Listen: Afghanistan

After eight years of deafness, the White House is now listening. When it comes to Afghanistan, we just have to speak a little louder.

A Multipolar Moment?

Will Obama's multilateral resolve turn to stone or will his administration truly remap U.S. global relations?
The problem isn't just with China. Even after the election of Barack Obama, many are left wondering: What's the matter with us?

Our Pirates and Theirs

Why are more than a dozen of the world's navies converging on Somalia to battle pirates there instead of sailing into New York to capture the Wall Street pirates?

GWOT’s End?

Even if Obama holds to his word on torture, closes Guantánamo within the year, applies the same yardstick to detainees at Bagram and in Iraq, and eliminates the Clinton-era policy on extraordinary rendition, the death of the "global war on terror," as Mark Twain once said of his own prematurely published obituary, is greatly exaggerated.
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