Posts Tagged: military budget
There is a widespread assumption that resolution to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is an extremely complex issue, and that the United States has been and is the best hope for peace. The reality, however, is just the opposite.
As in 1989, it was not the military prowess of the western alliance bringing freedom to an Eastern European country, but the power of nonviolent action by the subjugated peoples themselves.
President Clinton's September 1st decision to delay deployment of the Pentagon's proposed National Missile Defense (NMD) system is an example of good policy and good politics.
Despite years of UN-bashing in Washington, the global organization remains one of the most popular institutions among U.S. voters.
The U.S. must recognize that preventive actions -- diplomacy, contributing to global economic development, promoting political and religious freedom -- that get to the root causes of conflict are the long-term paths to global peace and stability.
One progressive's recount of the Republican National Convention.
It is highly unlikely that the upcoming summit between the United States, Israel, and Palestine at Camp David will the kind of positive results that came from the 1978 summit between the United States, Israel, and Egypt.
What is news is that the heating of our atmosphere has propelled our climate into a new state of instability.
Late last month, President Clinton announced the Defense Trade Security Initiative, the most significant loosening of arms-export controls since the end of the Cold War.
The problem with Clinton's view of Jerusalem is ultimately not a bias towards Israel, but a direct challenge to the authority of the United Nations and some of the most basic tenets of international law.