Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
In a reversal of the oppressive Taliban era, educated Afghan women are using the elections to the upcoming Loya Jirga, or grand tribal council, to press for their civil rights.
What it boils down to is that we can no longer place much stock in the high-and-mighty words of the North Korean leader.
Palestine has scarce resources to face the enormous challenges in a struggle that has now continued for over five decades.
The United States has treated the region primarily as a convenient staging base for its Afghan campaign, and all regimes have felt confident enough to use the threat of Islamic fundamentalism and al Qaeda to continue in their old ways.
As small Central Asian countries have struck military alliances with the United States, their leaders have asserted their own power more aggressively.
It is high time that the primacy of national health policy over international agreements, including the WTO, be restored.
The Palestinians are doing what any American citizen would do: we are fighting for our rights.
Oil policy must be seen within the context of Chávez's larger political project, which is an attempt to construct an alternative to neoliberal globalization.
Israelis and Palestinians desperately need the awakening of the international community's public opinion and a reversal in the global attitude.
Unless the U.S. is willing to use its power to strengthen the political and economic processes that will help rebuild and modernize the country, there is the danger that ethnic divisions could again split the country.