Issues / War & Peace
India Moves Toward a New Compact with the United States
When youre in the middle of a conflict, youre trying to find pillars of strength to lean on.
The left has been snookered by the U.S. invasion of Iraq, for it is deeply opposed to the war yet supports the spread of democracy and civil freedoms.
Aceh, so long isolated from international view by the Indonesian government and military, is nowtragicallyat the center of world attention.
Even putting aside the many important legal and moral questions about the Bush administration's decision to invade Iraq, it has been a disaster even on practical terms.
What actually motivated the United States to take on the problematic task of conquering and rebuilding Iraq?
Afghanistan will undergo the first presidential elections in the countrys history on October 9, 2004.
Iraqis must be valued for who they are, not as pawns in some partisan political agenda--left or right.
The Taliban are acutely aware that sustained donor interest and military support will not last forever; donor fatigue, shifting budgetary priorities, and waning donor attention are inevitable.
Conflict resolution will not occur until political and factional leaders re-absorb the lesson that each persons humanity, while unique, is of equal value.