At a time when the petropolitics of the Bush administration seem to reign supreme, the rights of peoples affected by the global hunt for oil have received an important boost.
Most liberal commentators seemed to agree that Bush was merely the paperback edition of an American president.
The dynamics of the system of deregulated, finance-driven global capitalism are the central problem of the current economy.
"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
Planners have to consider how to make the Loya Jirga fair and accessible to the country's largely illiterate population, and keep it from becoming a platform for tribal, political, and ethnic violence.
The United States' actions speak louder than words for Indian and Pakistani leaders.
As long as the U.S., China, Britain, France, Russia, and Israel have nuclear weapons, we will all live on the edge of the abyss.