Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
President Bush's State of the Union address comes as near to a declaration of war on Iraq as is possible without the guns beginning to fire.
Despite some advances, the Uzbek government continues to appear reluctant to broaden civic participation in the country.
Once again, we are faced with a situation in which all the emphasis in the war on terror is focused on pre-emption and capture--beating the terrorists into submission. Meanwhile, there is scarcely any focus on the reasons for the groundswell of support fo
Decision by the American commander in Afghanistan to expand security- and reconstruction-related missions beyond Kabul.
The potential benefits of trade can be an important engine for economic growth and poverty reduction. However, only when trade is built upon solid institutional foundations are these benefits typically realized.
The victory of the liberal Roh Moo-Hyun in the December 19th South Korean presidential elections has been presented in the western media as a source of future tension in South Korean-U.S. relations.
The Bush administration has enlisted India in its campaign against the newly formed International Criminal Court.
It is difficult to argue that anything Roh does could place more tension on Seoul's relationship with Washington than the Bush administration's unilateral foreign policy.
All of the political signals coming out of Washington indicate a conflict within the next three months, and there are numerous indications that the final phase of the build-up of military forces is imminent.
If America wants rest of the world to go with her, the American administration will have to stop considering itself the ultimate arbiter of good and evil.