"Free and fair" elections under a military government imply continuity of military rule, not a transfer of power to an elected parliament.
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.
Just like during the cold war, the millions of dollars slated for our new allies in the war on terrorism have more to do with promoting American geostrategic interests than with protecting U.S. territory from external threats.
Under Bush, it is becoming increasingly evident that the U.S. can cause more damage to multilateral organizations by staying in them and shaping them to its ends.
There is reason to believe nuclear capability may make the chances of war worse in South Asia.
Apparently, the CIA has returned to the policy world, which calls into question the kind of dope it is willing to provide to the White House.
While governments seem blind to the ways their policies enforce hunger and impoverishment for hundreds of millions of people, others see this harsh reality with clarity.