he conflict between forces loyal to President Hugo Chavez and those opposed to him heated up particularly after November 2001, when Chavez, using new powers granted him by the National Assembly, passed 49 laws, some of which were extremely controversial--
Oil policy must be seen within the context of Chávez's larger political project, which is an attempt to construct an alternative to neoliberal globalization.
President Bush is currently being assailed from all sides for his Middle East foreign policy.
In a speech marking the 6-month anniversary of September 11th, President George Bush envisioned a "peaceful world beyond terror" where "disputes can be settled within the bounds of reason and good will and mutual security."
It is high time that the primacy of national health policy over international agreements, including the WTO, be restored.
Israelis and Palestinians desperately need the awakening of the international community's public opinion and a reversal in the global attitude.
The Powell mission, whatever fig leaf it produces, has shown that the United States is unable or unwilling to impose peace. The only solution is for the whole world to join together and force the two sides to back off.
Unless the U.S. is willing to use its power to strengthen the political and economic processes that will help rebuild and modernize the country, there is the danger that ethnic divisions could again split the country.
Not since the dawn of the nuclear age at the end of World War II has the danger of nuclear war been greater.
Until a strategy is grounded not in the elites but in the ordinary citizens and is based on basic human needs, then any project for renewal is subject to a wide variety of destabilizing forces, not least when elites seek to duck out from the commitments t