Regions / Middle East & North Africa
The Iraq War launched by the Bush administration 24 months ago is draining lives--U.S., Iraqi, and others--and treasure that should be devoted to other human needs.
With the nomination of John D. Negroponte to head the newly restructured intelligence system and the rather startling choice of the controversial and confrontational John Bolton as ambassador to the UN, Bush continues to show much less concern for world public opinion or credibility than for personal loyalty and a hard-right ideology.
Ongoing scandals of prisoner abuse by U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq are fuelled by the Bush administrations criticism of the Geneva Conventions.
In the past 17 months, President Bush has undertaken a concerted effort to wrap his foreign policy in the folds of freedom and democracy.
Had Marla Ruzicka not died, she would be busy visiting survivors of the fifty people found dead in the Tigris River.
The level of trust in the U.S. military seems to have crashed--big time.
In the run-up to the June 6 Baath Party Congress, Syrian President Bashar al-Asad is torn by competing forces.
This essay is adapted from remarks made at a Capital Hill briefing on Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies and Foreign Policy In Focus.
Iran and the EU3 (Britain, France, and Germany) essentially agreed to an atomic breathing spell in Geneva on Wednesday, May 25th.
Prior to congressional approval, prior to saying, “War is the last resort,” the decision had been made to go to war regardless of legal justification or the problems associated with the aftermath of an invasion.