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