Issues / War & Peace
The United States operates a vast array of foreign bases manifesting many of the same environmental problems found at domestic bases, including toxics in drinking water, explosives on firing ranges, and noise pollution.
India has developed its nuclear weapons program in reaction to local, regional, and global nuclear and political realities.
Despite Clintons visit, the U.S. has failed to formulate a coherent policy with respect to Africa.
The easy availability of light military weaponry contributes to international crime, terrorism, and internal conflict, which are some of Washingtons foremost security concerns.
The 20-year-old U.S. moratorium on sales of advanced military equipment to Latin America was successful in preventing a high-tech arms race in the region.
Though Washington viewed the country as a mere sideshow to U.S. military involvement in Vietnam, U.S. actions in Cambodia were decisive in leading to the destabilization of the neutral government under Prince Norodom Sihanouk and triggering a slow slide into more than two decades of violence.
Although violence is often blamed on the drug trade, the roots of violence run much deeper. A multiplicity of actors create a veritable kaleidoscope of violence.
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.