With a constitution ratified and the country's first elections in decades scheduled for June-July 2004--although the continued deterioration of security conditions have placed this target in doubt--the Bonn political process has entered its final phase.
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One year after the start of war in Iraq, the peace movement in the United States faces an unusual predicament. Critics of the invasion had many of their key arguments vindicated in the past year, as President Bush's case for war has collapsed.
Afghans have seized the opportunity provided by the United States and its international partners to lay the foundation for democratic institutions and provide a framework for national elections.
Discussing U.S. policy in Africa
The failure of the Cancun WTO ministerial may eventually come to be viewed as marking the end of the current global trade agenda.
In the aftermath of the bloodiest period of the occupation since the invasion, talk was rife that members of the U.S.-handpicked Iraqi Governing Council will soon be shown the door.