Issues / War & Peace
Whatever turn events take from here onward, the Pakistani state and society is bracing for a troubling time ahead.
Ever since hijacked aircraft smashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, the White House and the Pentagon have been devising a menu of retaliatory strikes against those deemed responsible.
If Muslims are responsible for the attack on America, then Muslims as never before will be in desperate need of American protection.
Did we make a monster out of Bin Laden?
Hardly a week goes by that the United States declines to sign a world treaty on security or the global environment-or threatens to withdraw from one it has already signed.
In pandering to the gun lobby, the Bush administration showed what little regard it has for strengthening international efforts to deal with trafficking in small arms.
In Macedonia peace remains elusive, despite the signing of a political compromise between Macedonia's ethnic Albanian and Macedonian leaders on August 13.
President Bush and his Republican colleagues should be congratulated for their call to end our vulnerability to nuclear weapons and to reach beyond cold war policies. The key question is: how should we end this vulnerability.
The signing of the Ohrid "framework document" will provide legitimacy to the occupation of Macedonia by NATO troops and the militarization of the entire Balkans region.
All sorts of proposals about a final settlement on Kashmir are being floated, but what is going to work?