The massive terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, have placed the threat of terrorism on the front burner and have exposed the failure of the U.S. government to protect its citizens.
The Clinton administration continues to promote the deeply flawed "Washington consensus" of neoliberal globalization in the APEC countries.
Increased economic globalization has resulted in an increased feminization of poverty, forcing greater numbers of women worldwide to migrate in search of work.
The failure of sustainable economic growth to take hold in the developing world demonstrates that "free trade" is not delivering on its promise to bring prosperity to the world's poor.
The IMF was created as the "guardian" of the global economy, promoting unimpeded trade and ensuring that national exchange rates would stay within set values.
Although the world market for environmental technologies is twice the size of the world arms market, the U.S. supports its arms exports over its environmental technologies market by a staggeringly large margin.
U.S.-Russian security relations have slowly deteriorated since 1993.
When the Soviet Union abruptly ceased to exist on December 25, 1991, it seemed that the West, particularly the U.S., finally had what it had always wanted--the opportunity to introduce quick, all-encompassing economic reform that would remake Russia in the West's own image.
The certification process is resented in Latin America and elsewhere as a unilateral, sometimes arbitrary and hypocritical exercise by the world's largest consumer of illegal drugs.
Shaping new international rules for labor rights, environmental protection, gender equity, minority rights, sustainable development, and other social goals is a formidable political challenge in view of the forces promoting profit-above-all trade and investment policies.