In Macedonia peace remains elusive, despite the signing of a political compromise between Macedonia's ethnic Albanian and Macedonian leaders on August 13.
Conflict in the Phillippines between Muslim rebels and government
President Bush and his Republican colleagues should be congratulated for their call to end our vulnerability to nuclear weapons and to reach beyond cold war policies. The key question is: how should we end this vulnerability.
The conflict in Sudan is considerably more complicated than the simple north-south, Muslim vs. Christian, Arab vs. African duality many of those now lobbying the administration present.
The signs here frame the debate in sharp terms: On the one hand "Anti-Zionism = Anti-Semitism," on the other "Zionism = Apartheid."
Combating the phenomenon [of human trafficking] will require holistic, interdisciplinary, and long-term approaches which address each aspect of the trafficking cycle.
Hardly a week goes by that the United States declines to sign a world treaty on security or the global environment-or threatens to withdraw from one it has already signed.
The U.S. could have made a strong, positive impression by sending its African-American Secretary of State, a descendent of slaves, and making a forceful stand against racism. Instead, it chose to send a low-level delegation.
In pandering to the gun lobby, the Bush administration showed what little regard it has for strengthening international efforts to deal with trafficking in small arms.
Americans, as citizens of the lone superpower, will be a prime target for the use of biological warfare.