Regions / North America

What Comes After Empire?

Let's say the U.S. actually curbed its military adventurism, reeled in the Pentagon budget, and closed its global network of bases. Then what?

Grounds for Doubt

Can the Pentagon still realistically maintain its 'no boots on the ground' stance in Iraq given that an American soldier has been killed in action there?

Have We Finally Moved Beyond GDP?

To help overcome inequality, the latest global gathering of economic statisticians agrees, we need to do much more than total up an economy’s goods and services.

A Kumbaya Moment for the Middle East? Hardly.

Despite Washington's move toward detente with Iran, other regional conflicts — especially in Israel-Palestine, where an "intifada of knives" is underway — are looking as volatile as ever.