By the December 8 deadline for reporting on its weapons of mass destruction, the Iraqi government makes an extensive declaration of activities and materials that might be used to make such weapons but also might have other purposes.
What began as an apparent humanitarian effort has turned into another excuse for continuing a low-level war against Iraq and perhaps now even as an excuse for a full-scale invasion of that country.
The new Turkish government, led by the moderately Islamist Justice and Development Party, finds itself almost quite literally between Iraq and a hard place.
With congressional support safely tucked away, it is now just a matter of time before the Bush administration invades Iraq.
Might makes right is a recipe for war without end, not the peace that President Bush claims to be seeking.
There is a big difference between principled diplomacy that genuinely seeks a peaceful resolution to ensure a nonnuclear North Korea and a policy that is perceived as hubristic and hostile.
In the days and months ahead, the Labor party and the Israeli Left are at what could be an historical crossroad.
Papua, until recently known as Irian Jaya, constitutes more than 20% of the Indonesian landmass, but has a relatively small population of just over two million (about one percent of Indonesia's population), with about 65% of that population being ethnic P
A shift in the nation-building strategy adopted by the international community in Afghanistan is needed.
The only parties celebrating this recent move are the madmen on both sides who would plunge Northern Ireland back into civil war.