Post-Terror Surprises

One consequence of September 11 is the emergence of a more sobering, less naive understanding of globalization.

Expert Sitings: Antonio Rodotà

Antonio Rodotà is director general of the European Space Agency (ESA).

Payback Time

A post-Enron United States may get its comeuppance from Asia's erstwhile crony capitalists.

The Axis of Envy

Why Israel and the United States both strike the same European nerve.

Happily Ever NAFTA?

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has sparked fierce academic and political disputes -- not to mention an armed rebellion or two. Looking back on its nearly nine years of existence, has NAFTA delivered or disappointed? The answer will go a long way toward determining the future of regional trade pacts. U.S. critics clash with Mexico's original NAFTA architects on whether free trade in North America is a blessing or a curse.

Diplomacy by Other Means

If Western governments really want to persuade reluctant allies in the Muslim world that the war against terrorism is not a war against Islam, they need to change their style. Forget the airdrops of anti-Osama leaflets and windup radios tuned to the BBC and Voice of America. Try using Britney Spears, Amnesty International, and a little truth, empathy, and understanding.

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