Posts Tagged: Security
Washington's Republicans Duke it out
The U.S. Congress and the White House have chosen the latter course.
The Bush administration has been widely criticized worldwide for its go-it-alone foreign policy. But in one area the administration is enthusiastically embracing multilateralism, along with the Pentagon and U.S. defense corporations is missile defense..
In 2000 the top six U.S. military companies spent over $6.5 million in contributions to candidates and political parties.
The Bush administration is undermining the logic of deterrence--previously used to make weapons of mass destruction unthinkable in wartime due to certain retaliation--and making the use of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction all the more likely.
At a time when the petropolitics of the Bush administration seem to reign supreme, the rights of peoples affected by the global hunt for oil have received an important boost.
Some call the present era one of U.S. hegemony. Others, especially in Europe, call it empire.
The dynamics of the system of deregulated, finance-driven global capitalism are the central problem of the current economy.
At one level there is a kind of donor fatigue, at another there are concerns about security in the country.
This week's official inauguration of the African Union (AU), which replaces the moribund Organization of African Unity (OAU), was held amid predictable fanfare.