World Beat Newsletter

Bribing Israel

Why is the Obama administration promising even more advanced military hardware to Israel?

Our Man in Beijing?

For some bizarre reason, U.S. observers expect the latest Chinese leader to suddenly tear off his clothes and reveal a Captain America suit underneath.

Letter from Okinawa

There is perhaps more common ground between Okinawans and Marines than either Washington or Tokyo imagines.

The Next Marx

The financial crisis and the Occupy movement have challenged Left-Right distinctions and prompted calls for an entirely new economic order.

Cult of Personality

When we focus our analysis on personalities like Assad in Syria or Kim Jong Un in North Korea, we succumb to our own personality cult.

The Apocalyptics

Dress them up in black, put some Goth makeup on them, give them a name like The Apocalyptics, and the Republican candidates would fit right in with the head-banger crowd.
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