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
At one level there is a kind of donor fatigue, at another there are concerns about security in the country.
There are people of good will on both sides, people not blinded by the illusion that violence solves everything.
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.
The Bush administration would be wise to be gentle with the fabric that binds our world together.
Congress should ensure effective public oversight of all training programs and resist President Bush's request to drop human rights considerations as a pre-condition to military aid.
Bush administration officials argue that the Indonesian army has reformed since the bad old days of two years ago and needs our help in its struggle against terrorism. They are wrong.