While the US funds democratic reform projects in the post-Mubarak age, Egyptians are mistrustful of American meddling in their domestic affairs.
Why is it that shelters known to be toxic are acceptable for Haitians but not Americans?
Despite a veneer of red cross assistance and earthquake relief volunteers, it seems that a new cold war is developing in Haiti, this time between the north and south of the western hemisphere.
A 2005 cable obtained by WikiLeaks predicted that the Haitian government was "unprepared to handle a natural disaster of any magnitude."
Despite all the post-earthquake promises, just a fraction of the aid pledged has actually been delivered.
Prospective winners (drone makers) and losers (Iraqis, Afghans and Americans) in the "War on Terror."
China is slowly winning control of the Greater Middle East and Central Asia's energy supplies with deals, strategy and lots of pipe.
"The idea that Obama is making good on a campaign promise to end the war is playing with words,” says The Nation's Jeremy Scahill.
“We never walked into Iran,” the three American hikers who have been detained in Iran since July 2009 say during a televised interview last month.
NYU professor and Nation writer Greg Grandin on GRITtv discussing Honduras, Colombia and Glenn Beck's "particular brand of Americanism that can't escape a tourette-like reference to race."