he use of military force for self-defense is legitimate under international law. Military force for retaliation is not.
One week after the attack on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, the president's national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, told the press corps "This isn't Pearl Harbor." No! It is worse.
Just as the post-cold war transition to a new international system seemed to be ending, the terrorist acts of September 11 and the U.S. responses have re-opened the question of Central Asia's strategic orientation and, through that, the structure of the e
For the U.S. to be visibly identified with the Karimov regime is a danger both to U.S. interests in the region and to the progressive evolution of society and politics in Uzbekistan.
But as we confront this new war on terrorism we must remember what did not change on September 11th: The greatest potential danger to the U.S. and world remains the threat posed by nuclear weapons.
Did we make a monster out of Bin Laden?
It would be premature at this point for anyone to come forward with a grand blueprint for America's future defense posture.
Whatever turn events take from here onward, the Pakistani state and society is bracing for a troubling time ahead.
Instead of continuing the cycle of violence, we need to re-evaluate policies that lead to such anger and resentment.
If Muslims are responsible for the attack on America, then Muslims as never before will be in desperate need of American protection.