Daily Briefing

Global Briefing, May 2, 2011: Bin Laden is Dead

Osama’s Obituary — “I am a person who loves death,” the inspiration of the 9/11 attacks one said. “If I am to die, I would like to be killed by the bullet.” The U.S. obliged him on Sunday. Read TIME’s account of his life and death. His life in pictures, here.

Symbolic Victories — “The killing of Osama bin Laden is more of a …

Global Briefing, April 29, 2011: We Want a Divorce

What Wedding? — TIME’s Ishaan Tharoor writes the definitive non-wedding story: ‘Five Reasons to Hate the Royal Wedding.’ Love it anyway? Click here.

New Waves— Over the last 32 years, China’s remarkable growth has shown that Western-style modernism is not the only route to modernization, writes Eric Li for the Christian Science

Global Briefing, April 27, 2011: There Will Be Blood

Turning Points Misratah, the besieged port city in western Libya, has become a symbol, for both sides, of the rebellion’s reach. Abigail Hauslohner and Aryn Baker explain why neither Gaddafi nor the rebels can afford to let it go.

New Leaders — The Wall Street Journal interviews Lobsang Sangay, the new prime minister of …

Global Briefing, April 26, 2011: Apocalypse Still

No return — Twenty five years after Chernobyl, TIME considers the disaster’s legacy and its lessons; Krista Mahr writes about what it’s like reporting in Japan’s nuclear zone.

America’s ShameAmy Davidson’s sharp take on the Guantanamo files cuts to the dark heart of the matter: “We sacrificed our values and our moral standing …

Global Briefing, April 21, 2011: Gimme Shelter

Troublemakers — Damascus claims subversives out of Lebanon are inciting unrest in Syria, says Nicholas Blanford in a dispatch from Wadi Khaled. But his visit to the border seems to provide evidence that the traffic is the other way around.

Killed in Action — Two photojournalists were killed in Libya yesterday. The New York Times‘ …

Global Briefing, April 19, 2011: Surprise, Surprise!

Rapprochement — The Economist notes the sudden silence on the notoriously deadly India-Bangladesh border. The neighbors still disagree on matters of trade, transportation and territory, but the drop in violence is good step forward, they say. Read TIME’s take on the border, here.

Revolving Doors— French strike craft pummeling …

Global Briefing, April 18, 2011: Bad Advice and Salty Humor

Colonial Legacies — Does Sarkozy’s push for military action in Ivory Coast and Libya constitute a return to the bad old days Françafrique? asks the New York Times.

Truth or Truthiness — The American television show 60 Minutes says they’ve found inconsistencies in Greg Mortenson’s AfPak memoir, Three Cups of Tea. The …

Global Briefing, April 13, 2011: Kung Pao Kangeroo

Bahrain, Divided — A crackdown by the ruling Sunni government on Shi’ite protesters is eroding the social fabric of the island kingdom, finds Karen Leigh in Manama. “It’s like there’s an invisible shield between us,” one man says.

He’s No Chicken —China blogger ‘Peking Duck,’ also known as Richard Burger, blasts the Global

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