Issues / Democracy & Governance
Entitled the Millennium Challenge Account, the administration says it will be doled out to countries like Senegal, Ghana, Bolivia, and Honduras if they institute "the rule of law," as well as "sound fiscal policies."
With the country still mired in recession and polls consistently showing that the Republicans' positions on such basic policy issues as the environment and the economy are decidedly unpopular, this should have been the Democrats' year.
The U.S. is set to win Security Council support for a resolution on Iraq and is already calling it victory.
But could a visionary climate plan, anchored in an alliance between the EU and the South, shift the field? We believe that it could.
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.
Some call the present era one of U.S. hegemony. Others, especially in Europe, call it empire.