Posts Tagged: Ethiopia
The Islamic Courts Union is on the run. But political Islam remains a force to be reckoned with in Somalia.
Is the fall of Mogadishu déjà vu all over again?
Is Somalia rapidly turning into this years Afghanistan, with the Islamic Courts in the role of the Taliban and Ethiopia as the unilateral invader?
Despite claims to the contrary, Ethiopia and Eritrea have been fighting not over a border but over rival hegemonic claims in the Horn of Africa and over "national pride" and "territorial integrity."
Ruled by a series of harsh military regimes since 1962, Burma serves as a test case for U.S. policy on several fronts: human rights; a growing worldwide heroin epidemic; the role of U.S. state and local governments in relation to international trade policy and practice; forced labor, international labor standards, and the new prominence of the International Labor Organization (ILO) in the era of globalization; and the role of multinational corporations in supporting dictatorships.
United Nations peacekeeping is yet again at a crossroads: it may finally succeed in establishing itself as the preeminent force for conflict prevention and peace, or it could continue operating with a severe mismatch of mandates and resources.
The Bretton Woods Institutions (BWIs)the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)have come under increased scrutiny and criticism over the past several years.
The Pentagon, arms manufacturers, and lobbyists push Congress to fund many outmoded weapons systems that were designed to fight a superpower foe.
The Meltzer Commission Report, combined with street protests, has intensified the debate sparked by the IMFs handling of the global financial crisis.
Although there is no gender equality in the Middle East (including in Israel), the phenomena of sexism and misogyny are globalnot peculiar to Islam, or to the Middle East.