Regions / Europe & Central Asia
Iran and the EU3 (Britain, France, and Germany) essentially agreed to an atomic breathing spell in Geneva on Wednesday, May 25th.
Will the parliamentary elections deepen democracy in Afghanistan?
Some elements of the American left have committed a grievous error, both morally and strategically, in their failure to enthusiastically support the momentous pro-democracy movement in the Ukraine.
Afghanistan will undergo the first presidential elections in the countrys history on October 9, 2004.
The Taliban are acutely aware that sustained donor interest and military support will not last forever; donor fatigue, shifting budgetary priorities, and waning donor attention are inevitable.
We have yet to pay the complete costs of the militarization of foreign policy under the Bush administration, and the bill will be high.
With a constitution ratified and the country's first elections in decades scheduled for June-July 2004--although the continued deterioration of security conditions have placed this target in doubt--the Bonn political process has entered its final phase.
Afghans have seized the opportunity provided by the United States and its international partners to lay the foundation for democratic institutions and provide a framework for national elections.
The recent spectacle of President George W. Bush being paraded through the streets of London by Tony Blair to celebrate the "Special Relationship," provokes the question of what is so special about it.
It remains to be seen whether a new marker has been set in al Qaeda's range.