|Cancun on climate change
Based on plain deceptions about action, the upcoming global environment meeting in Mexico will not adequately address the vast threat of rapid climate change, writes Curtis Doebbler
Despite the stranglehold Israel lobbies have on Euro-parliaments and politicians, there have been some surprisingly plucky official moves to protest illegal Israeli settlements, notes Eric Walberg
Looking for the exit
Veteran reporter Bob Woodward's account of the Obama administration's policy in Afghanistan enhances Obama's reputation but increases pessimism about the country's future, writes David Tresilian
'Not a piece of furniture'
Medvedev's presence in Lisbon was more a show of Russia's importance than of subservience to the Euro-Atlantic alliance, says Eric Walberg