Issues / War & Peace
The U.S. peace movement has worked on behalf of Salvadorans, South Africans, and East Timorese. It is now belatedly taking up the cause of Palestinians.
The presidential contenders are debating U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq. Why isn't anyone talking about Aghanistan?
Moscow and Washington are on a crash course over missile defense. Even Putin's surprise offer at the G8, columnist Frida Berrigan points out, will not likely avert collision.
After more than four years, President Bush may be about to get what he has been hoping for: a clear reading on the Iraq situation that is free of U.S. politics.
And, finally, three last comments on what the peace movement should do next.
Congress's capitulation to the Bush administration's request for nearly $100 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, has led to outrage throughout the country.
Australia is the capstone of a new, U.S.-constructed security perimeter in the Pacific. As columnist Conn Hallinan explains, the target of this containment strategy is China.
A White House "surge" in integrity would help Iraq far more than increasing the number troops.
NAFTA is not just about free trade any more. As columnist Laura Carlsen explains, NAFTA has a new and ominous punch as well.
Are India and Pakistan heading toward war or peace? Noam Chomsky looks at nukes, Kashmir, and diaspora politics.