Afghanistan and Iraq, wracked by decades of conflict and deprivation, require intensive, long-term, and durable commitments of international support.
Before the American public starts applauding the administration's newfound commitment to assembling an international coalition to attack Iraq, it should put the partners' participation in perspective.
It is probable that the French, Germans, and Russians will resist U.S. war plans in the Security Council until, at the last possible minute, some sort of compromise is reached allowing a second resolution.
If Secretary of State Colin Powell, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the U.S. public, and other moderates ever had any doubts about the extent to which the most hard-line hawks have captured U.S. foreign policy, President George W. Bush's Wednesday nigh
The U.S. is offering to help Turkey become part of the "New Europe" in return for its cooperation if U.S. forces invade Iraq. Turkey has been striving to become a member of the European Union (EU) for years, but a number of hurdles remain
Roh is facing even longer odds in the international arena, as he is simultaneously trying to establish peace with North Korea and negotiate a more just relationship with the United States.
Soon after the terrorist attacks of September 2001, the Bush administration launched the "second front" of its war on terrorism, deploying troops in the Philippines for training and joint military exercises in late 2001 and early 2002.
Historical analogies often serve as tools to explain the world we confront today or expect for tomorrow
Neoconservatives and realists within the administration are battling over the future of a post-invasion Iraq.
There has been an assumption, based on all the reports of troop movements and President Bush's increasingly insistent tone, that war with Iraq is imminent.