The Powell mission, whatever fig leaf it produces, has shown that the United States is unable or unwilling to impose peace. The only solution is for the whole world to join together and force the two sides to back off.
Unless the U.S. is willing to use its power to strengthen the political and economic processes that will help rebuild and modernize the country, there is the danger that ethnic divisions could again split the country.
Not since the dawn of the nuclear age at the end of World War II has the danger of nuclear war been greater.
Until a strategy is grounded not in the elites but in the ordinary citizens and is based on basic human needs, then any project for renewal is subject to a wide variety of destabilizing forces, not least when elites seek to duck out from the commitments t
Not only has Sharon's war on Arafat unified the Arab world in ways not seen in decades, it has also had the effect of undermining the legal basis for the continuing sanctions and U.S. bombing of Iraqi targets.
As Indian opposition leaders have charged, it was part of a broader tendency toward eliminating civil liberties and scapegoating cultural minorities in an aggressive effort to impose a unified sense of nationhood on one of the world's most culturally dive
The Ubuntu forum gave voice to those not able to speak up.
At this crucial juncture, leadership appears to be lacking.
Clarifying ISAF's role in Kabul and elsewhere would strengthen the interim government's ability to respond to security issues.
The American empire wants to make neo-liberal globalization a reality. All those opposed to that should be aware that the U.S. will fight them.