Building Peace on Jeju Island
Angie Zelter has been in South Korea supporting villagers on Jeju Island, where a giant naval base threatens both the environment and regional peace.
Five Reasons to Reconsider the F-35s
Those 65 proposed fighter planes won’t be a bargain and won’t meet Canada’s security needs, says Ken Epps.
Central Europe in Transition: A Talk with Jan Kavan
Once a Czech dissident, later the president of the UN General Assembly, Jan Kavan has seen it all. Here he tells Metta Spencer about political trends in his part of Europe.
What an Official of Iran Says
With all the kerfuffle about whether Iran is pursuing nuclear weaponry, we rarely hear its government’s official story. In November Charlie Rose questioned Mohammed-Javad Larijani on his TV show. We present the transcript.
Syria: To Break the Downward Spiral
The struggle against Bashar al-Assad’s regime has been going on over a year, with increasing violence. René Wadlow recounts the diplomatic efforts to solve the conflict and reflects on the possibility that NGOs may be able to help.
Social Media and the Egyptian Revolution
The thing about a cell phone and Facebook is that you don’t have to reveal your location. In fact, the discussion about the nation of Egypt is de-territorialized, notes Merrick Nelson.
Khimki Forest Protests and the “Russian Winter”
The rebellious years 2011-12 will be remembered in history as much as 1868 and 1989. For Russians the main issue was opposition to Putin’s election, but John Bacher reminds us that the resistance actually began (and continues) in the Khimki Forest outside Moscow.
Newsworthy: Climate News; Nuclear Submarine Near-Disaster
Reviews: Samantha Nutt, Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies & Aid, reviewed by Shirley Farlinger; Orlando Figes, The Crimean War: A History, reviewed by Mel Watkins; P. W. Singer, Wired for War, reviewed by Ron Shirtliff.