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Despite new offers for broader participation in Iraq's reconstruction bonanza, the United States-convened donors' conference on Iraq ended in stifled disappointment, with only $13 billion raised--a far cry from the $36 billion target. To dampen expectatio
War and walls have demonstrably failed to make good neighbors in the Middle East. That leaves peace the "road less traveled."
In what may be the most hopeful development in years to establish a permanent Israeli-Palestinian peace, an unofficial group of Palestinian and Israeli political leaders announced on October 12 that they had agreed to a detailed framework that would end t
erbia plunged itself into confrontation with The Hague--and possibly also the international community--this week, by refusing to hand over four former commanders in Kosovo whose indictments were made public on October 20.
One thing is certain--America has lost patience, and wants to see the remaining war crimes suspects rounded up. Belgrade and Zagreb have run out of time.
The U.S., as the aggressor power and currently the occupying power, must abide by the requirements of international law and pay for the reconstruction of Iraq.
Vice President Dick Cheney's office continues to grow as a homebase for prominent neoconservative foreign policy strategists.
The tug of war between the hawks and doves over North Korea policy continues within the Bush administration.