It is often said that Americans learn their geography only when a war prompts the TV news to display a map, with helpful arrows and starbursts to indicate ground assaults and aerial attacks amid the confusing borders and hard-to-pronounce place names.
World Beat Newsletter
The recent assault on the Red Mosque in Islamabad seems to be the latest example of "our man in Pakistan" doing our bidding despite his questionable credentials. But this week, Foreign Policy In Focus gives you a very different picture of the Red Mosque assault.
We are unquestionably the wealthiest nation in the world. But the question is, in this age of globalization, what are we doing with it?
Vol. 2, No. 27
Vol. 2, No. 26
Enemies don't have cultures. They have leaders, usually tyrants.
Every so often the Bush administration rediscovers realism.
Vol. 2, No. 23
Vol. 2, No. 22
Ever since the Dixie Chicks dissed the president, the music industry has increasingly taken aim at the war.