The al Qaeda phenomenon is best seen as an association of like-minded groups operating in many countries with some loose coordination, with more centralized training, financing, and technical expertise available when required.
The consequences of September 11th remain visible on several fronts
The daring attacks last week on Israeli interests in Kenya sent shock waves throughout the East African region.
Regimes may loudly proclaim their fears of a war, yet privately allow the U.S. some leeway, and even give tentative support for its war plans.
If the new rationale for NATO is the War on Terror, and if its Rapid Response Force is directed to territories outside the region of its member states, then NATO's transformation has serious implications for Asia.
The UN Security Council has been unwilling to authorize the U.S. attack on Iraq--which makes it illegal under international law.
With congressional support safely tucked away, it is now just a matter of time before the Bush administration invades Iraq.
Nonmilitary optiosn fro dealing with Iraq
Entitled the Millennium Challenge Account, the administration says it will be doled out to countries like Senegal, Ghana, Bolivia, and Honduras if they institute "the rule of law," as well as "sound fiscal policies."
With all this talk of freedom, it is important to ask the question, how are Afghan women enduring American-style freedom?