Not in Bloom — TIME’s Austin Ramzy chronicles the ‘sad farce’ of China’s would-be Jasmine revolution.
The Palin Doctrine — Foreign Affairs asks what Tea Party populism means for American foreign policy.
The Right’s Might — A flagging Europe is at risk of a fascist renaissance, warns Ian Kershaw in the National Interest.
Piracy’s Price — Will the murder of four American tourists change the world’s approach to pirates? Jeffrey Gettleman explores.
Rigged Fixture — A soccer writer explains how one of Gaddafi’s sons made into Italy’s big league, despite being a lousy player.
Au Revoir — Foreign Policy blasts France’s “morally bankrupt” stance on Tunisia; the foreign minister has since resigned, Reuters reports. And here’s our take by Bruce Crumley, who has blogged extensively on Sarkozy’s foreign policy debacle.
A House of Cards Falls — How the U.S.’s anti-Iran alliance is in tatters, by Tony Karon.