World Beat Newsletter

The Twilight of Leadership

We don’t have many Nelson Mandelas left, and we don’t really like the more pedestrian politicians that we’ve been saddled with.
South Korea's conservative government is rolling back free speech protections and going after progressive activists and political parties.

Running Off to War

As in the 1940s in Palestine, some opposition recruits have gone to Syria motivated by extremist ideologies and with the intention to commit acts of terrorism. But most have more prosaic reasons for fighting.

The World Without U.S.

Just as humans must reconfigure their relationship with nature, the United States must reconfigure its relationship with the world.

Syria: What’s Next?

Barack Obama--the man who was about to wage war in Syria, however reluctantly--must now fall from his high horse and become a man of peace.

The 250

What can the experiences of 250 people tell us about the logic of political transformation?
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