World Beat Newsletter
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.
Zombies speak to our perennial anxieties about war, pandemics, and globalization.
Here are three ways Pope Francis could seriously rock the boat.
A modest proposal for how to spy more effectively.
Just as humans must reconfigure their relationship with nature, the United States must reconfigure its relationship with the world.
A mindless, voracious invasive species threatens to take over politics as surely as the maritime version took over the Black Sea.
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.
What can the experiences of 250 people tell us about the logic of political transformation?
How far should the state go to improve the world?
I'd much rather that representatives of the world's nations gather on a regular basis to bore themselves to death in a conference rather than beat themselves to death in a war. Make resolutions, not war is the bumper sticker of the future.