Will Obama’s multilateral resolve turn to stone or will his administration truly remap U.S. global relations?
The problem isn’t just with China. Even after the election of Barack Obama, many are left wondering: What’s the matter with us?
Why are more than a dozen of the world’s navies converging on Somalia to battle pirates there instead of sailing into New York to capture the Wall Street pirates?
With or without anticipation, Israeli policies helped shape the kinds of enemies that pledge to sacrifice their lives to fight the Jewish state.
Even if Obama holds to his word on torture, closes Guantánamo within the year, applies the same yardstick to detainees at Bagram and in Iraq, and eliminates the Clinton-era policy on extraordinary rendition, the death of the “global war on terror,” as Mark Twain once said of his own prematurely published obituary, is greatly exaggerated.
The world witnessed another lopsided war in which Israel delivered a deadly round of rockets and bombs into civilian neighborhoods in Gaza.
President-elect Barack Obama has pledged to restore America’s image in the world. He should start by elevating peace and justice in the Middle East over war and occupation.
The presidential campaign demonstrated the contemporary versions of institutionalized denial.
The new president will inherit the financial meltdown that has begun to reach beyond the “developed” countries and into Russia, Korea and Brazil.