Issues / War & Peace
Just as the post-cold war transition to a new international system seemed to be ending, the terrorist acts of September 11 and the U.S. responses have re-opened the question of Central Asia's strategic orientation and, through that, the structure of the e
For the U.S. to be visibly identified with the Karimov regime is a danger both to U.S. interests in the region and to the progressive evolution of society and politics in Uzbekistan.
But as we confront this new war on terrorism we must remember what did not change on September 11th: The greatest potential danger to the U.S. and world remains the threat posed by nuclear weapons.
The U.S. should stop bombing and strengthen humanitarian relief efforts in Afghanistan.
While most Americans will support a relatively short war to crush the Taliban and capture Bin Laden, there are signs that President Bush and associates favor a much longer and more elaborate conflict--one that shows every risk of turning into a Vietnam-li
The West is essentially like a Centaur--half-human and half-beast.
Did we make a monster out of Bin Laden?
It would be premature at this point for anyone to come forward with a grand blueprint for America's future defense posture.
Whatever turn events take from here onward, the Pakistani state and society is bracing for a troubling time ahead.
Instead of continuing the cycle of violence, we need to re-evaluate policies that lead to such anger and resentment.