World Beat Newsletter

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.

Lame Legacy

As Bush's days in office wind down, the ultimate lame duck and his circle of sycophants begin to look towards securing his legacy.

Israel: Mini-Me?

Zionist ideology -- the notion that redemption comes through the settlement of land -- is powerful. It's the heart of the settler state's mythology, in Israel as in the United States.
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