World Beat Newsletter
Rare are the moments when enormously complex situations lend themselves to unambiguous yes-or-no answers. This is one of them.
Foreign policy hawks are aflutter about "American retreat," yet they're the ones stonewalling on sending U.S. representatives to global institutions.
The Senate GOP's letter to Iran was an act of vengeance for their discredited code of honor: neoconservatism.
Washington is responsible for a plethora of global calamities. But Putin's Russia isn't offering an appealing alternative at all.
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.
America's top ally in East Asia is bulking up its military, picking fights with its neighbors, and showing a blithe disregard for democracy.
If Ukraine wants to move closer to the West, it will probably have to submit to the knife.
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.
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?