World Beat Newsletter

Coup Fever

Despite the lip service given to democracy the world over, coups remain a popular last resort. Here's why.
Hyping threats from Russia, China, and the rest of the world, the U.S. War Party is gearing up to reassert American power.

Obama in the Funhouse

To avoid the escalation in east-west tensions, both Putin and Obama need to view each other with a great deal more clarity and understanding.

Earth: Game Over?

We're in the middle of a sixth mass extinction, and this will be the first one—and possibly the last—we will witness as human beings.

It’s Our Party

Iranians have a sovereign right to choose whomever they want to represent them at the UN, just as Texans have the right to choose whatever Ivy League meathead they want to represent them in Congress.

NATO on Viagra

At 65, NATO should get off its new meds and act its age. It’s time for downsizing and memoir-writing, not hanky-panky in the east.
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