The World in Crisis

The world is in crisis.

      New Politics is pleased to publish a set of articles that offer insights into some of the world’s major conflicts.

      We present three analyses of Iran’s democratic movement, with articles by Yassamine Mather, Negar Mottahedeh, and Danny Postel. There’s been sharp debate on the Left in Pakistan regarding that country’s campaign against Islamic militants; Pervez Hoodbhoy and Adaner Usmani offer contending views. Stephen R. Shalom discusses Obama and Israel-Palestine. Adrienne Pine writes on the twin crises in Haiti and Honduras. Steven Fake and Kevin Funk address the situation in Darfur, and Sudan more generally. And Derrick O’Keefe puts forward a critique of the foreign policies of the Obama administration from a Canadian perspective.

      We hope that these articles will help make sense of these different conflicts, and encourage appropriate political action.

— STEPHEN R. SHALOM AND JOANNE LANDY