Peace is Possible But Not Likely

There is a widespread assumption that resolution to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is an extremely complex issue, and that the United States has been and is the best hope for peace. The reality, however, is just the opposite.

Credit the Serbian People, Not NATO

As in 1989, it was not the military prowess of the western alliance bringing freedom to an Eastern European country, but the power of nonviolent action by the subjugated peoples themselves.

Huntington Guides Vajpayee in Washington

Global poverty today is no longer a legacy of the past; the new global poverty is not only the direct consequence of globalization, but an integral part of it.

Star Wars II: Don’t Delay It, Kill It

President Clinton’s September 1st decision to delay deployment of the Pentagon’s proposed National Missile Defense (NMD) system is an example of good policy and good politics.

Real Reform at the UN

Despite years of UN-bashing in Washington, the global organization remains one of the most popular institutions among U.S. voters.

Campaign 2000: Why is Military Spending Not an Issue?

The U.S. must recognize that preventive actions — diplomacy, contributing to global economic development, promoting political and religious freedom — that get to the root causes of conflict are the long-term paths to global peace and stability.

A World Awash in Weaponry

Late last month, President Clinton announced the Defense Trade Security Initiative, the most significant loosening of arms-export controls since the end of the Cold War.

Assad’s Mixed Legacy

The desire to maintain a course independent of overbearing Western influence, the insistence on having the Golan returned and a desire to maintain greater social equality than found elsewhere in the Arab world goes far beyond the late president.

The U.S. Must Pressure Israel to Compromise

As the Clinton Administration pushes for a high-level resumption of final status talks between Israelis and Palestinians, we are again hearing the mantra that both sides need to compromise, both sides cannot have everything they want and other familiar ex