Issues / War & Peace
Not since anticommunism was used to excuse the arming and training of repressive governments during the cold war has there been such a broad, fail-safe rationale to provide military aid and arms to disreputable foreign militaries.
President Bushs military budget increase and the war time unity on Capitol Hill have created an environment in which weapons makers can enjoy the best of both worldscontinuing to make money on the weapons systems of the cold war while reaping the benefits of a war time bonanza of new defense contracts.
ith its enormous oil wealth, large agricultural base, and population of over 20 million, Iraq has long been considered one of the most important countries in the Arab world.
The mid-1990s were heady years for the commercial space industry.
For a supposedly changeless, monolithic state, North Korea shakes up the staid world of diplomacy with surprising frequency.
Since 2000, when U.S. relations with both halves of the Korean Peninsula seemed to be on the upswing, Washington has managed to unravel its incipient relationship with Pyongyang while tangling its ties with Seoul.
United States officials are conducting a war of aggression against the people of Iraq.
A real solution to the Iraq War must start with ending the U.S. occupation. Then, and only then, we can talk about internationalizing the peace.
Aceh, so long isolated from international view by the Indonesian government and military, is now--tragically--at the center of world attention.
Much attention was paid in the run-up to the January 30 elections in Iraq regarding how the lack of security in much of the country, combined with the decision by major Sunni Arab parties to boycott in protest of recent U.S. attacks on several major urban areas, could thereby skew the results and compromise the resulting government's credibility.