China, The Language of Virtue, and the Global Order

by James Watt From a Western viewpoint, never has the international scene looked more provisional, more uncertain. Some of the confusion is self-inflicted (Trump, Brexit). Some results from a century of political failure and social crisis inflicted for the most… Continue Reading  

The Rohingya and the Responsibility to Ignore

by John Feffer They were Muslims, and they were leaving the country in droves. Their homeland, a remote corner of a multiethnic country, had become a warzone. Militants had taken up arms to fight for their rights, and the central… Continue Reading  

Has Iran’s Position on Syria Changed?

by Jasmin Ramsey *This post has been updated. Jim refuses to join Twitter, but today Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani provided him with another reason to reconsider: Iran gives notice to international community to use all its might to prevent use… Continue Reading