Issues / War & Peace
During the course of the cold war, U.S. policy toward Latin America was shaped by the steadfast belief that the region's militaries were our strongest and most dependable allies.
Eritreas independence from Ethiopia became official in May 1993, through a United Nations-monitored referendum in which 99.8% of the voters opted for sovereignty.
Sudans size, strategic location, and as-yet-unexploited oil reserves made it a cold war target of superpower intervention.
The strident anti-Americanism of Irans Islamic regime is a direct consequence of past U.S. interference in Iranian internal affairs.
In the rush to pass tough spending cuts, Congress and the Clinton administration are avoiding making an obvious choice: welfare over warfare.
Expansion of the NATO military alliance is proceeding rapidly despite an overwhelming lack of public or congressional debate.
Central Americas modern history is marked by widespread poverty, stark inequalities, political instability, and violent repression.
The U.S. trade embargo and various other sanctions against Cuba have been in place for some 36 yearsand 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.
What happened to the peace dividend that was widely expected to accrue from reduced defense spending after the end of the cold war?