Issues / Democracy & Governance
In its effort to justify its planned invasion of Iraq, the Bush administration has emphasized the importance of enforcing UN Security Council resolutions. However, in addition to the dozen or so resolutions currently being violated by Iraq, a conservative
Despite vastly improved reconnaissance technology in the subsequent forty years, President George W. Bush, in his long-anticipated speech before the United Nations, was unable to present any clear proof that Iraq currently has weapons of mass destruction
Do UNESCO membership and a shift in attitude toward Iran signal a change of heart for the U.S. government?
Despite the IMF's reformist rhetoric about "bailing in" foreign investors and distributing adjustment costs more equitably, there is nothing novel about the new IMF standby credit. It is once again about bailing out banks and bondholders.
We should be urging changes to a Bush foreign policy that has diminished the importance of peacemaking and international human rights.
Slouching Toward Johannesburg: U.S. is a Long Way from Sustainability
The United Nations will hold the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), an international conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, ostensibly to create a new model of sustainable development that integrates economic development, social justice, a
The dynamics of the system of deregulated, finance-driven global capitalism are the central problem of the current economy.
Some call the present era one of U.S. hegemony. Others, especially in Europe, call it empire.
Under Bush, it is becoming increasingly evident that the U.S. can cause more damage to multilateral organizations by staying in them and shaping them to its ends.