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In the new film version of The Quiet American, a photographer
races into a plaza in downtown Saigon, rather puzzling jaded British
reporter Thomas Fowler (Michael Caine).

Headlines tell us that United Nations arms inspectors have failed to find a "smoking gun" in their ongoing, unimpeded search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Axis of Incoherence

The burgeoning Far East crisis has exposed the bankruptcy of US Korea
policy.

During the 2000 campaign, candidate George W. Bush proclaimed that
America must be "humble in how we treat nations that are figuring out
how to chart their own course." But that was then.

It's time to come up with a new notion of civil rights and peaceful
negotiation.

US policies are fanning anti-Americanism in both the South and the
North.

Korea has the bomb, but not to worry.
It's not a crisis. No, we needn't hurry
To get inspections back. Why try to spot
The weapons they already say they've got?

Darn, but those weapons of mass destruction keep turning up in the wrong places.

They say history repeats itself. But usually not quite so quickly.

As the general strike against President Hugo Chávez entered its
third week in early December, a major TV channel broadcast statements by
baseball hero Andres Galarraga and other celebrit

Blogs

Some Tunisians fear that the government’s proposed solution to deal with violent radicals will undo the victories of the 2011 revolution.

June 29, 2015

Taxi drivers in the sharing economy are fighting to make inroads against labor exploitation.

June 26, 2015

We may very well see the faux caliph chased from his capital by feminist socialists.

June 25, 2015

A former Israeli diplomat lashes out against American liberals, the latest demonstration that the Israeli right—not BDS—is liberal Zionism’s real enemy.

June 25, 2015

The Obama administration decides to “position” heavy military equipment on Russia’s borders.

June 24, 2015

The Big Box retailer is offshoring more than jobs. 

June 22, 2015

How the “Twin Ocean Railroad” pits people against profit.

June 19, 2015

The theme of alternative foreign policy and national security possibilities is what animates an ambitious new project from our friends at Brave New Films.

June 18, 2015

Support for the Muslim Brotherhood has fallen, but they still command a sizable minority.

June 17, 2015