World Beat Newsletter

Military Intelligence

In his bid to appeal to a conservative base on the road to 2008, John McCain repeatedly urged last week that the United States send more troops to Iraq to get the job done. The military response to McCain's political appeal demonstrates that military intelligence is no oxymoron.

Stern Warning

The Stern Review has a rather unstern conclusion. For a mere 1% of global Gross Domestic Product by 2050 world leaders can arrest global warming.

Not Just Iraq

The Bush administration is getting a drubbing from domestic allies and adversaries alike for its policy in Iraq.

FOG Problems

George Bush is losing some of his best global buddies.

Clueless Empires

Wisdom can be very powerful, but the powerful are rarely very wise.

Tehran or Pyongyang?

Washington's uncompromising tactics with both Tehran and Pyongyang have failed to achieve anything but the most radioactive results.

African Fantasies

There is so little room in the American consciousness for Africa.

Fiesta!

The Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano writes about foreign policy with the flair of a poet.

Roh v. W

The more intriguing reason for Roh's meager welcome in Washington is how President Bush's own personal preferences shape American media reporting.
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