Issues / War & Peace
In October 2002 the White House deceived the Congress and the public, inducing Congress--in the administration's interpretation--to abandon its constitutional responsibilities in matters of war-making.
Efforts at isolating Hamas are likely to backfire.
The recent announcement by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that the United States will open an embassy in Libya was welcome news all around. Long overdue, the restoration of full diplomatic relations is a win-win situation for both Libya and the United States, as well as for other states in and out of the Middle East. The U.S. decision also marks a significant shift in the foreign policy of the Bush administration, a change most observers have overlooked.
A Unified Security Budget for the United States asks many of the questions about the security budget that members of Congress and the administration are unwilling to address while making bold recommendations for reform.
The one year anniversary of the Cedar Revolution and the non-violent end to the Syrian occupation of Lebanon prompts a re-assessemnt of U.S. policies in the region.
Three years after the invasion of Iraq, what have we learned?
It's essential that lawmakers and members of the public question the Pentagon's justifications -- and reject proposals that would have the effect of triggering a new Cold War, one with the People's Republic of China.
Trying to beat the Republicans at their own game--fear-mongering in the service of ever higher military budgets--is a losing proposition.
Nuclear proliferation can at best only be slowed down through a process of sanctions and double standards. The use of force shall serve to make other states believe that if only they had the bomb they would be safe. This way leads to catastrophe. The alternative, non-proliferation by cooperation and consent, cannot succeed as long as the United States is insistent on retaining and improving its nuclear arsenal and allowing its allies to have these weapons.
Double standards are revealed once again in terms of U.S. policy toward Israel and the Palestinian Authority.