The wikileak cables do not include shocking revelations that reverse our understanding of global issues, but they are an ineffably sad body of evidence that President Obama’s promise to change US' interaction on global stage remains unfulfilled.
Wikileaks have confirmed that Obama's promise of a new kind of diplomacy in the Middle East have little signs of substance.
American traditional homegrown democracy at a global level: how about allowing the countries that already bear the heaviest burden to step up to the microphone?
Excessive speculating makes for yo-yoing corn prices, pushing millions of people into hunger, while big-time gamblers exit in a stampede as soon as the price bubble threatens to pop.
The U.S. public has accepted as valid and reasonable, affirmations that would have provoked incredulity or hilarity among the most backward and superstitious people in medieval Europe. The clear indication of moral and political decay eating into American Rome.
Historian and critic Tariq Ali traces the continuity of errors between Bush and Obama in their Middle East and South Asia policy.
As the Asia-Europe Summit gets ready to meet in early October, what are the implications of the rising power of Asia for progress on tackling poverty, inequality and climate change?