Regions / Asia & Pacific
While President Bush told the UN General Assembly that Washington's belief in "human dignity" was the main U.S. motivation for pursuing the war, two articles that appeared in two major U.S. newspapers the same morning offered the delegates an altogether different subtext.
September turned out to be a tragic escalation over preceding months in the multinational reach and catastrophic scale of exclusively human violence.
The Bush administration heralds Indonesia as the world’s largest Muslim democracy and a crucial ally in the war on terrorism.
blowback increasingly characterizes global reaction to Bush administration policies in and out of the Middle East.
As the full extent of the destruction and death the tsunami wrought in South Asia becomes clear, significant aid pledges are finally pouring in.
The recent South Asian tsunamis devastation has already claimed at least 144,000 lives, caused countless injuries and wiped out entire villages. Concern now turns to the escalating death count caused by the spread of disease.
The Bush administration has pledged $350 million to tsunami relief. Its a safe bet that at least $248 million of that money will be spent right here in the U.S.
Nepal’s 14-year-old experiment in constitutional monarchy suffered a major assault on February 1, 2005 when King Gyanendra sacked the prime minister, formed a new cabinet composed largely of royalists, and established direct monarchical rule.
While the U.S., India, and Great Britain have sharply condemned the Feb. 1 coup by King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah of Nepal, the policies of those three governments vis-à-vis the ongoing civil war in the Himalayan nation must share considerable blame for the present crisis.
When newly appointed CIA Director Porter Goss recently warned that Chinas modernization of its military posed a direct threat to the U.S., was it standard budget time scare tactics?