Uncle Sam thinks he's starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Today, the business of America is war.
The nuclear intelligence that the media is fixated on consists mostly of allegations of abstract research that have been floating around for years.
APEC's leaders are pushing more of the same in the Pacific -- but civil society is pushing back.
The Institute for Policy Studies and Witness for Peace co-sponsor a talk with Antonio Carazo Garcia, founding member of Promoters of Peace and Development in Nicaragua.
IPS's Foreign Policy In Focus hosts a talk on the potential for significant change in North-South Korea relations in the upcoming year.
A two-day conference on "Alternatives to Asia-Pacific Militarization" will feature John Feffer, IPS' Co-Director of Foreign Policy in Focus, among many other special guests.
Media caution and skepticism are in short supply.
For now at least, the United States of America rules the Earth militarily.
Humanitarian intervention in Libya and elsewhere has led to an intensification of human rights violations, the erosion of the UN's authority, and the expansion of the reach of great powers.