World Beat Newsletter
Obama's made a lot of Faustian bargains over the last seven years. But given his likely successors, what we got over the last two terms may be as good as it gets.
A few politicians and intellectuals decry "Islamofascists," but the real target of Islamophobia is the mainstream Islam of mosques, moderate imams, and your friendly Muslim neighbors.
There's no grand, exciting solution to the war in Syria. It's going to take an endless parade of meetings where people sit and talk. And talk. And talk.
What the psychology of mass murderers — from Charles Manson on up to Bashar al-Assad and ISIS — can teach us about the method behind their madness.
Burma's constitution awards a quarter of its parliament to the military. But that's not Aung San Suu Kyi's biggest problem by a long shot.
The only sensible solution to the Syrian crisis is a quantum one in which Bashar al-Assad is simultaneously there and not there.
Let's say the U.S. actually curbed its military adventurism, reeled in the Pentagon budget, and closed its global network of bases. Then what?
Despite Washington's move toward detente with Iran, other regional conflicts — especially in Israel-Palestine, where an "intifada of knives" is underway — are looking as volatile as ever.
Putin’s attempt at "shock and awe" in Syria has all the hallmarks of failed U.S. interventions of the past
Under Obama, whistleblowers face a total of 751 months behind bars — compared to 24 months for all other whistleblowers combined since the American Revolution.