PostGlobal is an experiment in global, collaborative journalism, a running discussion of important issues among dozens of the world's best-known editors and writers. It aims to create a truly global dialogue, drawing on independent journalists in the countries where news is happening -- from China to Iran, from South Africa to Saudi Arabia, from Mexico to India.

At least twice a week, we'll post a question then solicit responses from members of our diverse network of experts, whose combined views, we believe, will reflect what the world thinks about important issues more quickly and completely than would those of any single commentator. We will also post comments on the question from readers around the world, highlighting the most interesting.

As news breaks, PostGlobal will ask leading journalists to offer quick insights in our "Editor's Inbox" area. Look here for assessments of the latest stories and for links to useful resources for making sense of what's happening. We're also talking with potential partners about additional features that will allow PostGlobal to pull together and analyze information from around the world.

PostGlobal will operate as part of washingtonpost.com, the Post's award-winning website. Each of the roughly 30 commentators who are part of the network will have a blog, accessible through PostGlobal, which will maintain an archive of their postings and links to their publications and other writings. Overseeing the site in Washington will be Hal Straus, washingtonpost.com's Opinions Editor, and Natalie Ahn, the editor/producer of PostGlobal.

Understanding the world is a daily puzzle -- for the prominent journalists who make up the PostGlobal network and for our millions of potential readers around the world. We will try to make sense of where the world is going by putting our heads together.

-- David Ignatius and Fareed Zakaria

PostGlobal is an interactive conversation on global issues moderated by Newsweek International Editor Fareed Zakaria and David Ignatius of The Washington Post. It is produced jointly by Newsweek and washingtonpost.com, as is On Faith, a conversation on religion. Please send your comments, questions and suggestions for PostGlobal to Amar C. Bakshi, its producer.