Issues / War & Peace
There were no surprises in President Bush's address to Congress, except maybe the firm statement that within a month our country will be at war.
While public opinion polls show that most of the U.S. public is concerned about the economy, hawks in the Bush administration see another problem as more urgent: the Pentagon is poor.
If one adds up all the costs of war beyond the $355.5 billion military budget, the U.S. spends in excess of $465 billion each year for defense, or $1.2 billion a day.
Once again, we are faced with a situation in which all the emphasis in the war on terror is focused on pre-emption and capture--beating the terrorists into submission. Meanwhile, there is scarcely any focus on the reasons for the groundswell of support fo
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.
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