Issues / War & Peace
Like a gambling addict who has to keep betting more to cover his previous losses, the Bush administration's recently announced plan to provide some $65 billion worth of advanced weapons to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel over the next 10 years represents a reckless, poorly considered attempt to mitigate the consequences of its ill considered invasion of Iraq.
The United States wants to set up a new command structure in Africa. Columnist Emira Woods and Ezekiel Pajibo explain why Liberia and Africa should just say no.
Japan is on the verge of abandoning its peace constitution. But Tokyo should think twice, for the sake of Japan, the region, and the world.
The Bush administration is looking for signs of hope in Iraq. But it's coming up against the reality of resistance.
The United States has a long history of complicity in Indonesia's human rights abuses. As columnist Conn Hallinan explains, the Bush administration is unfortunately upholding that tradition.
Congress is finally talking withdrawal but no one is talking about how many U.S. troops will remain in Iraq.
The Pakistani presidents commando raid against Islamic militants achieved only a Pyrrhic victory.
Turkey is massing troops on its border with Iraq. Can it be dissuaded from invading?
The United States' ill-conceived war on drugs has failed at home and failed in Colombia. As columnist Laura Carlsen explains, Mexico is up next.
Security is not just about the military. When we speak of security, we are talking about freedom from military conflicts and terrorist attacks. But we also believe that security involves access to sufficient food and shelter, good health care and good jobs, a clean environment and well-functioning, accountable political structures.