Issues / War & Peace
Decision by the American commander in Afghanistan to expand security- and reconstruction-related missions beyond Kabul.
The victory of the liberal Roh Moo-Hyun in the December 19th South Korean presidential elections has been presented in the western media as a source of future tension in South Korean-U.S. relations.
The al Qaeda phenomenon is best seen as an association of like-minded groups operating in many countries with some loose coordination, with more centralized training, financing, and technical expertise available when required.
If America wants rest of the world to go with her, the American administration will have to stop considering itself the ultimate arbiter of good and evil.
The daring attacks last week on Israeli interests in Kenya sent shock waves throughout the East African region.
If the new rationale for NATO is the War on Terror, and if its Rapid Response Force is directed to territories outside the region of its member states, then NATO's transformation has serious implications for Asia.
The consequences of September 11th remain visible on several fronts
With congressional support safely tucked away, it is now just a matter of time before the Bush administration invades Iraq.
We now know that Rumsfeld urges using "the force necessary to prevail, plus some" and rejects "promising ... not to permit collateral damage."
Might makes right is a recipe for war without end, not the peace that President Bush claims to be seeking.