The U.S. Congress and the White House have chosen the latter course.
The Bush administration has been widely criticized worldwide for its go-it-alone foreign policy. But in one area the administration is enthusiastically embracing multilateralism, along with the Pentagon and U.S. defense corporations is missile defense..
In 2000 the top six U.S. military companies spent over $6.5 million in contributions to candidates and political parties.
The Bush administration is undermining the logic of deterrence--previously used to make weapons of mass destruction unthinkable in wartime due to certain retaliation--and making the use of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction all the more likely.
Russia's former republics have fixed borders, but Russia's conception of its own southern frontier appears to remain undefined. After a casual meeting with the presidents of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan in Aktau, Kazakhstan on July 6
"The window of opportunity for peace in Sudan is beginning to close," according to the report.
Slouching Toward Johannesburg: U.S. is a Long Way from Sustainability
For America's allies, the new Bush Doctrine of attacking people before they attack us, known as "first strike," is another example of a bull-in-a-china shop approach to world affairs.
Some call the present era one of U.S. hegemony. Others, especially in Europe, call it empire.
The United Nations will hold the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), an international conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, ostensibly to create a new model of sustainable development that integrates economic development, social justice, a