Today, Israel must choose between continuing an illegal occupation and preserving the self-defined nature of the State of Israel itself.
It appears that foreign governments will be rewarded or punished by whether or not they become part of the U.S.-led war against terrorism.
Not a shot has been fired--yet--at Afghanistan's Taliban, but the country's beleaguered population already is paying a heavy price for the ruling militia's pariah status as host to alleged terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.
The U.S. is now officially among the few countries in the world not formally committed to the fight against racism.
If there is any logic to the terrorists' madness, it is to have the U.S. over-react and turn large segments of the Islamic world against the West. To launch a major military operation against Afghanistan would play right into Osama bin Laden's hands.
Ever since hijacked aircraft smashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, the White House and the Pentagon have been devising a menu of retaliatory strikes against those deemed responsible.
The U.S. needs to resume its original Bretton Woods perspective.
Global warming is an example of an environmental issue that is perhaps not as obviously vital to national interests as terrorism, but which--like terrorism--has the potential to affect the entire world and not just the United States.
The policies of the IMF are not only backed by the U.S. government and its allies, but also by powerful elites in low-income countries. Yet the economic case for change is overwhelming
I think its almost impossible for us in this country to conceive of what would drive people to this state of rage.