Issues / War & Peace
Bush's harsh words and threats seem awkward in a region where Washington's closest allies (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, and Jordan) hold utterly meaningless ballots.
John Bolton's first order of business.
In Iran, real political power rests with unelected military, economic, and right-wing ideologues, and in the June 25 runoff election, Iranian voters were forced to choose between two flawed candidates.
New agreements with India weakens international arms control regime.
Talking to the general
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.