Issues / Democracy & Governance
Ban Ki Moon's first six months as UN Secretary General have registered on the low decibel end of the scale.
It's amid the U.S. government's contradictory posturing and less-than-humanitarian geopolitical motives that the activist movement addressing Darfur operates.
The United States is on the verge of ratifying a critical international treaty. But the window of opportunity may close soon.
The White House, however ideologically committed to unilateralism and the unbridled assertion of military power, still needs the UN.
By trying to isolate Iran, the U.S. risks undermining its own political power.
In the longstanding battle between U.S. domination and UN independence, it's 2 ½ points for U.S. domination versus just 1½ for UN independence.
We might get a better treaty if the U.S. sits this one out for now.
The election of a Democratic majority in Congress won't curb U.S. support for Israeli attacks against the civilian populations of its Arab neighbors.
Gaza's ordeal exemplifies the Palestinian struggle for survival and security.
The Bush administration and its supporters in Congress are lying about an Iranian "threat."