Congress is set to give the Pentagon more than $400 billion to spend on war preparations and now, it seems, on the "non-wars."
The announcement on June 5 that the State Department's director for policy planning, Richard Haass, is leaving to become the next president of the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations, marks the latest sign of the eclipse of Secretary of State Coli
Most disturbingly, it is unilaterally waging war against its own Latin American "axis of evil"--the Colombian "narcoterrorists," Cuba's Fidel Castro, and Venezuela's Hugo Chávez--with little if no effort to take into account the concerns of Latin American
The aftermath of the Iraq War has shown us that good soldiers are not always good cops.
Arguments over what the administration knew about weapons of mass destruction and when it knew it--to paraphrase the famous Watergate questions--are now claiming the limelight, to the administration's clear discomfort.
Like Caesar, Bush expects others to show due respect for the global hegemon, suggesting, for example, that he was ready to forgive if not quite forget those, like French President Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, who doubted his wis
To be successful, humanitarian organizations providing aid to Iraq must struggle to establish a humanitarian/reconstruction agenda with some degree of autonomy from military occupation plans.
The preparatory work leading up to the G-8 meeting had already shown that very little would emerge on three key crises that affect global development today--the Third World debt crisis, the African crisis, and the crisis of legitimacy of the global arrang
Responding to the U.S. request to send troops to occupied, post-war Iraq, India's army is going full steam ahead with preparations for possible deployment.
The Bush administration seems headed toward committing the same mistakes of its Vietnam-era predecessors--plus a number of its own.