Regions / Middle East & North Africa
The focus of the occupation regime is more on emergency repairs than on a major rehabilitation of Iraq's dilapidated and war-destroyed public infrastructure.
In the glow of the Iraq war's initial military success, most American peace activists felt profoundly demoralized.
Iraq demonstrates that the new U.S. approach to humanitarian action is unsustainable.
One thing to keep in mind about the current push for peace between Israelis and Palestinians is that Ariel Sharon is one of the most consistent political figures in the Middle East, and he keeps his word.
In fact, with each passing day, it is becoming more painfully obvious that the main categorical accusations against the regime of Saddam Hussein used by U.S. President George W. Bush and other senior administration officials to justify the war on Iraq sim
According to a poll released early last week by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press ( http://people-press.org/ ), America's image has become "dangerously" negative throughout the Arab and Muslim world.
Congress is set to give the Pentagon more than $400 billion to spend on war preparations and now, it seems, on the "non-wars."
The aftermath of the Iraq War has shown us that good soldiers are not always good cops.
Arguments over what the administration knew about weapons of mass destruction and when it knew it--to paraphrase the famous Watergate questions--are now claiming the limelight, to the administration's clear discomfort.
To be successful, humanitarian organizations providing aid to Iraq must struggle to establish a humanitarian/reconstruction agenda with some degree of autonomy from military occupation plans.