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he use of military force for self-defense is legitimate under international law. Military force for retaliation is not.
One week after the attack on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, the president’s national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, told the press corps “This isn’t Pearl Harbor.” No! It is worse.
Just as the post-cold war transition to a new international system seemed to be ending, the terrorist acts of September 11 and the U.S. responses have re-opened the question of Central Asia’s strategic orientation and, through that, the structure of the e
For the U.S. to be visibly identified with the Karimov regime is a danger both to U.S. interests in the region and to the progressive evolution of society and politics in Uzbekistan.
But as we confront this new war on terrorism we must remember what did not change on September 11th: The greatest potential danger to the U.S. and world remains the threat posed by nuclear weapons.
The U.S. should stop bombing and strengthen humanitarian relief efforts in Afghanistan.
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.
Whether or not the shaky cease-fire in effect since the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States holds, the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace remain dim.