Winners & Losers

Winners Online retailers: “Cyber Monday” is expected to trump today, also known as “Black Friday,” the traditional king of Christmas shopping days. Asian trade: China and India vow to double trade by 2010, and the region’s stock markets are hitting record highs. The American public: O.J. Simpson’s book and TV special, detailing how he “might” ...

605982_Target5.jpg
605982_Target5.jpg

Winners

Winners

Online retailers: “Cyber Monday” is expected to trump today, also known as “Black Friday,” the traditional king of Christmas shopping days.

Asian trade: China and India vow to double trade by 2010, and the region’s stock markets are hitting record highs.

The American public: O.J. Simpson’s book and TV special, detailing how he “might” have murdered his ex-wife and her friend, are cancelled.

Chen Shui-Bian: Taiwan’s president survives yet another opposition bid to oust him from office for a corruption scandal.

Losers

Putin: Poisoned former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko issues a statement just before dying, accusing Putin of “barbaric and ruthless” murder.

Syria’s Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah: Heaped with scorn as hundreds of thousands rally in Beirut to mourn assassinated Lebanese Minister Pierre Gemayel.

Iranian soccer fans: FIFA suspends the Islamic Republic from international competition because of “government meddling.”

China’s lungs: The latest air quality reports out of China are shocking. Beijing kids inhale the equivalent of a few packs of cigarettes a day.

Carolyn O'Hara is a senior editor at Foreign Policy.

More from Foreign Policy

Children are hooked up to IV drips on the stairs at a children's hospital in Beijing.
Children are hooked up to IV drips on the stairs at a children's hospital in Beijing.

Chinese Hospitals Are Housing Another Deadly Outbreak

Authorities are covering up the spread of antibiotic-resistant pneumonia.

Henry Kissinger during an interview in Washington in August 1980.
Henry Kissinger during an interview in Washington in August 1980.

Henry Kissinger, Colossus on the World Stage

The late statesman was a master of realpolitik—whom some regarded as a war criminal.

A Ukrainian soldier in helmet and fatigues holds a cell phone and looks up at the night sky as an explosion lights up the horizon behind him.
A Ukrainian soldier in helmet and fatigues holds a cell phone and looks up at the night sky as an explosion lights up the horizon behind him.

The West’s False Choice in Ukraine

The crossroads is not between war and compromise, but between victory and defeat.

Illustrated portraits of Reps. MIke Gallagher, right, and Raja Krishnamoorthi
Illustrated portraits of Reps. MIke Gallagher, right, and Raja Krishnamoorthi

The Masterminds

Washington wants to get tough on China, and the leaders of the House China Committee are in the driver’s seat.