World Beat Newsletter

U.S. foreign policy is anything but demilitarized. But where the Bush team saw every problem as a nail, the Obama team wields more than just a hammer.
The very fact that Ukrainian protesters can oust their leader and plunge their country into political uncertainty testifies to the diminished influence of the major international players trying to control outcomes in Kiev.

The Scandal of Syria

The neoconservatives and liberal interventionists were discredited long ago, but the United States still has an obligation to help solve the Syrian crisis.

The Color Wars

Clashes of colors — red shirts vs. yellow shirts in Thailand, a faded orange revolution in Ukraine — have many people reaching for the rainbow in response.
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