“The Regime is Gone”–Early Lessons from Iraq

Organizations that might have opposed war must not adopt the position that by participating in planning for post-conflict relief efforts or for new institutions of governance, they are somehow legitimizing the war or compromising their position.

Post-War Iraq: Asking the Right Questions

Participation in UN-sanctioned peacemaking and peacekeeping missions by U.S. military units trained in the techniques of these operations often has been vital to their success.

The Psychological War at Home and Abroad

As the Bush administration abandoned the psychology of diplomacy and war with Iraq became certain, the U.S. public was repeatedly assured that the battle plan would produce rosy results

Authority for War IS an Issue

How can Bush achieve success in Iraq?

A Militarily Limited Coalition

For weeks, the Bush administration has claimed it has many partners in its anti-Iraq “coalition of the willing.”

High Noon: Dueling Resolutions at the UN

Bush administration seemed unduly impatient with the delay caused by the need for additional UN Security Council (UNSC) debate.

Crunch Time for the Security Council

With or without UN authorization and support, the United States remains adamant that Saddam Hussein and his regime will be removed from power.

Unity–But on Whose Terms?

As long as Iraq cooperates with the inspectors and complies with their requirements, it seems wrong-headed to launch a war whose ostensible objective is the same as the inspectors’: to disarm Iraq.

Irrelevance and Credibility: The Bush Administration, the United Nations, and NATO

Relevance–or rather its opposite, irrelevance–seems to be one of the many mantras of the Bush administration with respect to the United Nations.

Iraq, North Korea, and the U.S. Nuclear “…Or Else”

The axis of Evil, Iraq and North Korea

    Arms Control and Disarmament, Military Peacekeeping, Military Strategy, Military/Peace, National Security, NATO, UN Peacekeeping, United Nations