Issues / War & Peace
In the vaguely defined international coalition in the "war against terrorism" India and Pakistan occupy perhaps the most uncomfortable positions.
The radical Islamist message falls on fertile ground.
In the aftermath of the September 11 tragedies, arms production and sales worldwide will likely continue their upward trajectory--encouraged by national policies and supported by multilateral economic institutions.
The costs of fixing America's nuclear vulnerabilities may be high, but the price of doing too little may prove far greater.
Some new policies resemble extremism more than the values our country was founded upon.
Afghanistan's complex and violent tribal and ethnic politics has swallowed up great powers before. It remains to be seen whether the United States will become the next victim.
To reach its public diplomacy goals, the U.S. will need to master the tools of intercultural and public communication.
Just when it looked the Central Asian countries were facing the growing joint political hegemony of Russia and China in the region, the events of September 11 opened the door to an increased and indefinite-term U.S. military presence.
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.