Issues / War & Peace
The violence associated with small arms abuse is linked to criminality and can be best addressed by controlling the trade in illicit arms
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.
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.
All sorts of proposals about a final settlement on Kashmir are being floated, but what is going to work?
On Saturday, July 14th the Pentagon conducted the fourth intercept test of the National Missile Defense (NMD) system.
Small arms and light weapons, often ignored in traditional arms control agreements, contribute to the vast majority of death and destruction in conflicts worldwide.
Excessive arms sales to Taiwan might jeopardize this favorable trend.