World Beat Newsletter

Political Football

The clock is ticking. The current strategy doesn't seem to be working, but Coach Bush is reluctant to try something new.

Rule of Lawlessness

If Dallas and Miami Vice became emblematic of the Reagan years, Deadwood is the series that best captures the political mentality of the George W. Bush era.

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.
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