World Beat Newsletter

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.

Desperately Looking for Legacy

George W. Bush's numbers have sunk so low that he's decided to embrace not just a single sick patient or even a hospital full of them. This week, the president will be hugging an entire continent.

Klaatu Barada Nikto

World leaders no longer have to wait for aliens to show up with apocalyptic threats and mysterious weapons. We are perfectly capable of destroying the planet ourselves without outside help.
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