Issues / peace
U.S.-China talks were once again focused on human rights, as well as trade and currency. Inside Story interviewed John Feffer and others to analyze the meaning of this new round of negotiations.
In the war between the United States and al-Qaeda, the big winner is: China.
New Internationalism Director Phyllis Bennis gives her analysis of the demise of Osama Bin Laden, the need for a stronger International Criminal Court, and the reaction across the Arab Street.
We have persuaded ourselves that we're in control, even in this last act of extrajudicial killing. But even here, bin Laden has managed to glorify himself at our expense.
Despite the passion of the White House throngs, Osama bin Laden's death is no "mission accomplished."
We have, once again, played right into Osama bin Laden's hands.
In the midst of the Arab Spring, which directly rejects al-Qaeda-style small-group violence in favor of mass-based, society-wide mobilization and non-violent protest to challenge dictatorship and corruption, does the killing of Osama bin Laden represent ultimate justice, or even an end to the "unfinished business" of 9/11?
Conservative fear-mongers are trying to create a controversy around the practice of Islam in this country by elevating ridiculous warnings about "Shariah law."
The new film by IPS fellow Saul Landau is an effective and at times chilling portrait of one of the last Cold War conflicts still playing out.
With Libya, the Obama administration has followed the Chinese adage: kill the chicken to scare the monkeys. But the chicken still rules the roost in Tripoli.