CIAO DATE: 10/02
Taxing free riders
Getting inequality right
The roaring 1890s
Chinas car bomb
Nyet to Iran
Plus, a blast from FP's past
Nation Building by Marina Ottaway
From Afghanistan to Sierra Leone, the list of nation-building projects grows by the day. Unfortunately, good intentions have yielded, at best, mixed results. For nation building to work, harsh compromises are necessaryincluding military coercion and the recognition that democracy is not always a realistic goal.
A Break for Coffee by Jorge Ramirez-Vallejo
Small farmers in poor countries are drowning in coffee beans. More Starbucks wont save them.
If the international community did not exist, then editorial writers and global do-gooders would surely have to invent it. Is there truly such an entity? If so, who belongs? Who doesnt? Whose values does it reflect? FP asks nine thinkers, activists, journalists, and policymakers to weigh in.
Kofi A. Annan Problems Without Passports
Andrew Gowers The Power of Two
Noam Chomsky The Crimes of Intcom
Jeane J. Kirkpatrick The Shackles of Consensus
J. Bryan Hehir The Limits of Loyalty
Sadako Ogata Guilty Parties
Walden Bello Battling Barbarism
Arjun Appadurai Broken Promises
Ruth Wedgwood Gallant Delusions
Diplomacy by Other Means by Mark Leonard
If Western governments want to persuade 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. Try Britney Spears, Amnesty International, and a little truth, empathy, and understanding.
Happily Ever NAFTA?
The North American Free Trade Agreements record may well shape the future of trade pacts everywhere. But has NAFTA on balance been good or bad? Notable NAFTA-blasters John Cavanagh and Sarah Anderson trade punches with Jaime Serra and Enrique Espinosa, two of Mexicos NAFTA architects.
Between the Lines
The Whaling Commission Flounders by James McGirk
Ever wonder why landlocked Mongolia cares about whales? A cautionary tale of bribes, bullies, and blubber-mongers.
The Axis of Envy by Josef Joffe
Why anti-Americanism and anti-Israelism travel together.
Payback Time by Tom Holland
Remember all those U.S. lectures about Asias crony capitalism? Unfortunately, in the wake of Enron and WorldCom, so do many Asians.
In Other Words
Pakistans jihad authors tie political struggle to scripture by Husain Haqqani
Hungary resurrects its Holocaust role by Thomas Orszag-Land
The WTO does some soul-searching n Microcredit goes bust
Ask not what George W. Bush can do for his country
English cricket plays on prejudice
Whos the boss of Europe?
Egypt takes charge of the Internets past
Online gaming is serious fun n The .org domain goes up for grabs
Plus, unearthly Web picks by European Space Agency Director General Antonio Rodotá.
Post-Terror Surprises by Moisés Naím
One consequence of September 11 is the emergence of a more sophisticated understanding of globalization.