Issues / Democracy & Governance
Despite new offers for broader participation in Iraq's reconstruction bonanza, the United States-convened donors' conference on Iraq ended in stifled disappointment, with only $13 billion raised--a far cry from the $36 billion target. To dampen expectatio
The U.S., as the aggressor power and currently the occupying power, must abide by the requirements of international law and pay for the reconstruction of Iraq.
UN Security Council Resolution 1511 is highly unlikely to secure any goals it was advertised to solve.
The new Security Council resolution does nothing to change the fundamental problems of the U.S. occupation of Iraq.
Cancun could lead to trade talks that actually bring about fair trade, and the benefits to both the developing and the developed world that have long been promised.
It may not be long before a majority of Americans find themselves in agreement with the longstanding critics of the U.S. invasion and occupation.
The growing credibility crisis of the Bush administration with respect to Iraq, as well as the ongoing crisis on the ground in Iraq, provides us with new opportunities.
The aftermath of the Iraq War has shown us that good soldiers are not always good cops.
The success of peace-building activities in Afghanistan is dependent on the existence of a robust and durable commitment by the international community.
With or without UN authorization and support, the United States remains adamant that Saddam Hussein and his regime will be removed from power.