Issues / War & Peace
The end of the cold war sparked contentious debate about what constitutes the most effective and least expensive security policy.
Close trade and security ties bind the U.S. and Japan in a web of interdependence.
In June 1993 Nigerias military, led by General Ibrahim Babangida, annulled election results, thereby blocking the inauguration of the countrys first civilian president in a decade.
The Asia/Pacific region is the geopolitical center of the struggle for world power.
Since the end of the cold war, the global proliferation of chemical and biological weapons (CBWs) has become more prominent in U.S. national security and foreign policy planning.
The controversy that surrounded North Korea's incipient nuclear capacity had the fortuitous outcome of engaging the U.S. in direct and fruitful dialogue with the DPRK.
Over the past decade, nuclear weapons have been reduced from 70,000 to 40,000. The U.S. and Russia hold 97% of these remaining nuclear weapons.
The Clinton administration came into office espousing support for UN peacekeeping. Characterizing his policy as assertive multilateralism, President Clinton appeared enthusiastic about the creation of a small UN quick-deployment force and seemed unwilling to commit U.S. forces to UN operations.
When war erupted in the former Yugoslavia in 1991, the U.S. kept its distance.
Pakistani aid together with support from Pashtun traders and tribesmen enabled the Taliban to capture Kabul.