Regions / Asia & Pacific
As tensions between India and Pakistan began building late last year, high-level delegations from the United States and Britain flew in and out of New Delhi and Karachi
We should be urging changes to a Bush foreign policy that has diminished the importance of peacemaking and international human rights.
Since September 11 and the ensuing war on terrorism, Central Asia's geopolitics have been further complicated by the new military presence of the United States, whose troops are now stationed in China's and Russia's backyard.
At one level there is a kind of donor fatigue, at another there are concerns about security in the country.
This week's official inauguration of the African Union (AU), which replaces the moribund Organization of African Unity (OAU), was held amid predictable fanfare.
No one knows how big the problem of clandestine trafficking in radioactive materials is.
"Free and fair" elections under a military government imply continuity of military rule, not a transfer of power to an elected parliament.
Why, all of a sudden, is India acting so belligerently and risking disaster?
The United States' actions speak louder than words for Indian and Pakistani leaders.
Chávez assumed the presidency of Venezuela in 1998 at the head of what he called a Bolivarian Revolution.