Monday, April 26, 2010

FP flashpoints 4/26

The False Religion of Mideast Peace
And why I'm no longer a believer.
Plus: So Why Have We Failed?
FP asked the would-be peacemakers what went wrong. Answers from Zbigniew Brzezinski, Saab Erekat, Michael Oren, Daniel Kurtzer, and more.
The Billionaire Dissident
An oil tycoon in a glass cage aspires to be Russia's next Sakharov.
An exclusive photo essay from China's red heartland.
Attention Whole Foods Shoppers
Stop obsessing about arugula. Your "sustainable" mantra -- organic, local, and slow -- is no recipe for saving the world's hungry millions.
Think Again
The Internet
They told us it would usher in a new era of freedom, political activism, and perpetual peace. They were wrong.
Missing Links
And thanks for reading.
In Other Words
A New Great Wall
Why the crisis in translation matters.
In Box
Bomb scare
Food fights
Epiphanies from Jacqueline Novogratz
Geriatric world
Smart money
Stormy forecast
"Smart power": a brief history
Green monster
A saint for lost souls
Plus, the FP Quiz.
Fighting the Last War
Max Boot says John Arquilla's vision for transforming America's military will put the country at risk.
Who Needs NATO?
Dmitry Rogozin and Ronald Asmus on why Andrew Bacevich's call to pull America out of NATO is unrealistic.
Collateral Damage
Gary Langer on why Edward Luttwak's aerial bombing strategy can't win in Afghanistan.
Red Alert
Dan Blumenthal thinks Drew Thompson isn't taking Beijing's military buildup seriously enough.

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