Regions / Asia & Pacific
What it boils down to is that we can no longer place much stock in the high-and-mighty words of the North Korean leader.
When U.S. and Indonesian officials met in Jakarta in late April to discuss resumption of military cooperation, it should have caused alarm bells to ring all over Washington.
Unless the U.S. is willing to use its power to strengthen the political and economic processes that will help rebuild and modernize the country, there is the danger that ethnic divisions could again split the country.
Washington insists its "train and equip force'" of 10 combat helicopters and 150 military instructors is solely intended to help Georgia combat Islamic radicals in the lawless Pankisi Gorge, allegedly a safe haven for al Qaeda militants and their Chechen
As Indian opposition leaders have charged, it was part of a broader tendency toward eliminating civil liberties and scapegoating cultural minorities in an aggressive effort to impose a unified sense of nationhood on one of the world's most culturally dive
Clarifying ISAF's role in Kabul and elsewhere would strengthen the interim government's ability to respond to security issues.
China's foreign policy has been hit hard by recent developments, including new U.S. influence on their western border.
China and North Korea in particular have expressed strong concern with the "dangerous trend" in Japan's emerging activist security posture.
Is Bush really interested in North Korea dialogue? I think not...
A brief analysis of current labor unrest in China and look beyond the figures to what is actually happening on the ground.