If the United States can abandon the idea of a "war" on terror in favor of a comprehensive and equitable collective response, we may have a shot at
stopping the right from destroying the nation in order to save it.
South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon now has a virtual lock on
succeeding Kofi Annan as UN Secretary General. Does he have what it
takes to be a mediator between Bush's Washington and the rest of the
The election campaign for the UN's next Secretary General is the most transparent in history, but the politics are as murky as ever. As diplomatic wrangling continues, one thing is clear: The next leader will come from Asia.