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Indonesias military buildup and East Timor-style militia activities threaten to destabilize Papua and the region.
Massive injections of U.S. and Soviet arms have kept the war raging between northern and southern Sudan for nearly a half-century.
U.S. foreign economic assistance has shifted its purposes, its organizational structure is in question, and the way it operates is being challenged.
Since Indonesias invasion of East Timor in 1975, the U.S. has supplied the Indonesian army with more than $1 billion in arms.
Ten years after the Gulf War, U.S. policy toward Iraq continues to suffer from an overreliance on military solutions, an abuse of the United Nations and international law, and a disregard for the human suffering resulting from sanctions.
Although the World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial failed to produce a new round of trade expansion, prior commitments made by countries in the Uruguay Round (which launched the WTO in 1994) meant that negotiations would continue in 2000 to liberalize both agricultural trade and trade in services.
In the U.S. the attractions of missile defense endure, fueled most recently by the apparent Gulf War successes of the Patriot missiles and by perceived threats of long-range missile launches by so-called rogue states.
Compulsory licensing and parallel importing policies could help developing country governments make essential medicines more affordable to their citizens.
Both a new U.S. administration and Chinas bid to host the 2008 Olympics offer opportunities to influence human rights in China.
Drug crop eradication has produced little effect on the price or availability of cocaine in the United States.