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Free Trade Follies

Although Iraq is the defining foreign policy issue so far in the presidential race, China will no doubt be smuggled into the election through this rather stark contrast between the Republicans and Democrats over trade.

Second Thoughts

George W. Bush has probably pushed more people to the left than Noam Chomsky.

The Day Diplomacy Died

In our special Memorial Day edition, World Beat is publishing an obituary for Diplomacy, which died prematurely last week after an extended illness.
Bill McKibben, who has done as much as anyone to focus attention on the crisis, describes the required response to climate change as a "Hail Mary pass".

Burned Again?

When it invaded Iraq in 2003, the United States touched a hot stove.

Books Not Bombs

The National Library in Sarejevo still stands in ruins, 16 years after Serbian military forces shelled the building and destroyed over 90% of its priceless contents.

The Erased

Just recently, the stories of the Erased are starting to appear all over the Slovene capital of Ljubljana, from bus shelters to huge canvasses on the facade of a downtown building under reconstruction.

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.
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