Issues / Energy
Just like during the cold war, the millions of dollars slated for our new allies in the war on terrorism have more to do with promoting American geostrategic interests than with protecting U.S. territory from external threats.
Washington insists its "train and equip force'" of 10 combat helicopters and 150 military instructors is solely intended to help Georgia combat Islamic radicals in the lawless Pankisi Gorge, allegedly a safe haven for al Qaeda militants and their Chechen
Oil policy must be seen within the context of Chávez's larger political project, which is an attempt to construct an alternative to neoliberal globalization.
President Bush, undeterred by Congress and emboldened by his high ratings in the polls, is making new military investments in countries all over the world, while downplaying or keeping secret from the American people the problems that these investments wi
Assuming the Cheney task force gets its wishes, it is anyone's guess how much of the resulting energy will warm American homes or fuel SUV expeditions to the mall.
If Kyoto goes down, there will be serious collateral damage, a point that G.W. Bush's handlers have only recently begun to realize.
It's hard for Americans, even progressive Americans, to imagine a future in which the U.S. is no longer the "indispensable country."
Sustainable development a framework for reconciling key international goals, and it applies to national actions as well.
The ongoing struggle in Iran between Islamic reformers and Islamic hard-liners, along with struggles within the U.S. foreign policy establishment between hawks and those seeking accommodation, has left U.S.-Iranian relations in a state of flux.
Climate change may be one of the defining issues of the twenty-first century, because it pits the potential disruption of our global climate system against the future of a fossil fuel-based economy.