Issues / War & Peace

Iran

The strident anti-Americanism of Iran’s Islamic regime is a direct consequence of past U.S. interference in Iranian internal affairs.

Cuba

The U.S. trade embargo and various other sanctions against Cuba have been in place for some 36 years—and U.S. policy toward the island has changed little in that time.
The U.S. views Libya and Sudan as rogue states that should be contained by providing U.S. military aid to neighboring countries.

Defense Conversion

What happened to the peace dividend that was widely expected to accrue from reduced defense spending after the end of the cold war?

Nigeria

In June 1993 Nigeria’s military, led by General Ibrahim Babangida, annulled election results, thereby blocking the inauguration of the country’s first civilian president in a decade.