Issues / War & Peace
Expansion of the NATO military alliance is proceeding rapidly despite an overwhelming lack of public or congressional debate.
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.
The U.S. military did not foresee an end of the cold war and was caught without a new strategy when the Soviet Union collapsed.
The unquiet legacy of foreign intervention still casts a long shadow over U.S. policy in Indochina.
Central Americas modern history is marked by widespread poverty, stark inequalities, political instability, and violent repression.
The U.S. trade embargo and various other sanctions against Cuba have been in place for some 36 yearsand U.S. policy toward the island has changed little in that time.
The international community, which failed to act when the crisis began, now faces a major challenge in Burundi and, more widely, in Central Africa.
The U.S. views Libya and Sudan as rogue states that should be contained by providing U.S. military aid to neighboring countries.
What happened to the peace dividend that was widely expected to accrue from reduced defense spending after the end of the cold war?