World Beat Newsletter

Fair Dinkum Leadership

He may not be perfect, but Kevin Rudd is a refreshing change from the last seven years of John Howard the Bush Kangaroo.

Trouble in Tibet

From Beijing's perspective, the debt to Tibet has been paid back. Many Tibetens think differently.

Executive Swap

I propose that the first Robert Mugabe Presidents in Residence Program at the University of Zimbabwe go to, drum roll please: George W. Bush.

OOPS!

Last August, the U.S. military mistakenly sent six nuclear-armed missiles on a cross-country tour of the United States. For 36 hours, no one knew where the nuclear weapons were. OOPS!

Iraq in Pictures

Many of the most resonant images from the Iraq War are as deceptive as the Bush administration's rationales for starting the war in the first place.

Poet Power

Tyrants are so scared of poets, in fact, that they will often keep several of them close to their chest.

Adolescent Tantrum

One year ago, our greatest fear was that the president, still unable to master his hormones, would try to go mano a mano with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Foreign Occupation

This week at FPIF, we debut our new strategic focus on the global U.S. military footprint – and how to shrink it.

Asian Armageddon?

All this talk of peace runs straight up against the major increases in military spending and the acquisition of ever more sophisticated weaponry.
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