Issues / War & Peace
Afghanistan's complex and violent tribal and ethnic politics has swallowed up great powers before. It remains to be seen whether the United States will become the next victim.
To reach its public diplomacy goals, the U.S. will need to master the tools of intercultural and public communication.
Some new policies resemble extremism more than the values our country was founded upon.
Just as the post-cold war transition to a new international system seemed to be ending, the terrorist acts of September 11 and the U.S. responses have re-opened the question of Central Asia's strategic orientation and, through that, the structure of the e
The West is essentially like a Centaur--half-human and half-beast.
But as we confront this new war on terrorism we must remember what did not change on September 11th: The greatest potential danger to the U.S. and world remains the threat posed by nuclear weapons.
The U.S. should stop bombing and strengthen humanitarian relief efforts in Afghanistan.
While most Americans will support a relatively short war to crush the Taliban and capture Bin Laden, there are signs that President Bush and associates favor a much longer and more elaborate conflict--one that shows every risk of turning into a Vietnam-li
For the U.S. to be visibly identified with the Karimov regime is a danger both to U.S. interests in the region and to the progressive evolution of society and politics in Uzbekistan.
he use of military force for self-defense is legitimate under international law. Military force for retaliation is not.