Regions / Asia & Pacific
U.S. prepares for potential use of force against North Korea, its commitment to full diplomatic engagement would reassure Asian allies of the U.S. desire to solve the Korean crisis short of military action.
Despite some advances, the Uzbek government continues to appear reluctant to broaden civic participation in the country.
For the past two years, the Bush administration has treated North Korea like a child throwing a tantrum.
Decision by the American commander in Afghanistan to expand security- and reconstruction-related missions beyond Kabul.
The axis of Evil, Iraq and North Korea
The victory of the liberal Roh Moo-Hyun in the December 19th South Korean presidential elections has been presented in the western media as a source of future tension in South Korean-U.S. relations.
The December election of human rights activist Roh Moo-hyun as South Korea's next president has turned into a giant wake-up call for U.S. policymakers and foreign affairs specialists.
The Bush administration has enlisted India in its campaign against the newly formed International Criminal Court.
It is difficult to argue that anything Roh does could place more tension on Seoul's relationship with Washington than the Bush administration's unilateral foreign policy.
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.