World Beat Newsletter

Rare are the moments when enormously complex situations lend themselves to unambiguous yes-or-no answers. This is one of them.

The Retreatniks

Foreign policy hawks are aflutter about "American retreat," yet they're the ones stonewalling on sending U.S. representatives to global institutions.
Washington is responsible for a plethora of global calamities. But Putin's Russia isn't offering an appealing alternative at all.

Comparing Atrocities

It's tempting to call ISIS "medieval" murderers. But from mass murder to drone strikes, atrocity is very much a part of our modern experience.

ISIS Unites the World

There's no better time for Sunni and Shia to sit down together and address not just ISIS but the injustice, intolerance, and inequality that birthed it.
In films like American Sniper and The Interview, Americans are the heroes and "furriners" are the targets: an undifferentiated group of people so alien that they're practically subhuman.

Special Guest Star: Bibi!

Congressional hawks are putting on a show in Washington, and they've invited the Israeli prime minister to guest star. Who else might fit the bill?
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