There are many valid critiques of U.S. policy toward Iraq before, during, and after the Gulf War. Failing to invade and overthrow the Iraqi government, however, is not one of them.
With the new conflict in Iraq, the stakes for the future U.S. role in the world could not be higher.
Investment Rules After Doha: A Time to Sow?
In the vaguely defined international coalition in the "war against terrorism" India and Pakistan occupy perhaps the most uncomfortable positions.
The reverberations from the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98 enmeshed the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a major legitimacy crisis over its recently assumed mission to promote free capital mobility around the globe.
The radical Islamist message falls on fertile ground.
Just when it looked the Central Asian countries were facing the growing joint political hegemony of Russia and China in the region, the events of September 11 opened the door to an increased and indefinite-term U.S. military presence.
In the aftermath of the September 11 tragedies, arms production and sales worldwide will likely continue their upward trajectory--encouraged by national policies and supported by multilateral economic institutions.
Since September 11, the United Nations has gained a rare prominence in Washington's calculations.
The costs of fixing America's nuclear vulnerabilities may be high, but the price of doing too little may prove far greater.