Issues / Democracy & Governance
The devastating terrorist attack that struck the U.S. on September 11, 2001, shattered New Yorks massive World Trade Center, a piece of the Pentagon, thousands of innocent lives, and the illusion that sophisticated technology and powerful weapons could keep America safe.
President Bushs inclusion of North Korea in an axis of evil with Iran and Iraq is only the latest indication of Washingtons new hard-line approach to Pyongyang.
The U.S. has long considered Syria the most intractable of Israels front-line neighbors due to its autocratic government, links to terrorists, and virulent anti-Israel posture.
Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher has likened the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa to the plague that decimated Europe in the fourteenth century.
The Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) is a product of the Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) negotiations (1986-94).
Once again, the U.S. is squandering an opportunity for leadership in the international environmental policy arena.
ith its enormous oil wealth, large agricultural base, and population of over 20 million, Iraq has long been considered one of the most important countries in the Arab world.
When Former Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) administrator L. Paul Bremer III left Baghdad after the highly publicized “transfer of sovereignty” in June 2004, he left his imprint through 100 orders that he enacted as chief of the occupation authority in Iraq.
The community of several thousand South African activists from whom I learn most--a group quite consciously pro-globalization-of-people and anti-globalization-of-capital--takes pride in the give-and-take lessons of international protest, solidarity, and local self-reliance gleaned during these past five years.
There are some people in the world's wealthy countries who forecast that 2005 will be a decisive year for Africa.