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President Bush is currently being assailed from all sides for his Middle East foreign policy.
Not only has Sharon's war on Arafat unified the Arab world in ways not seen in decades, it has also had the effect of undermining the legal basis for the continuing sanctions and U.S. bombing of Iraqi targets.
The security of Israelis and Palestinians is intertwined
The events of 9-11 have permitted the Bush administration to paint U.S. foreign policy as a matter of black and white choices.
As Indian opposition leaders have charged, it was part of a broader tendency toward eliminating civil liberties and scapegoating cultural minorities in an aggressive effort to impose a unified sense of nationhood on one of the world's most culturally dive
At this crucial juncture, leadership appears to be lacking.
China's foreign policy has been hit hard by recent developments, including new U.S. influence on their western border.
China and North Korea in particular have expressed strong concern with the "dangerous trend" in Japan's emerging activist security posture.
The alternatives to negotiating with the North are all worse than agreements that have been gotten.
President Bush's State of the Union speech served clear notice that the U.S. "war on terror" is coming to Northeast Asia.