Iraq and the War on Terror
September 11, 2002: Understanding and Defeating Terrorism, One Year Later
To tackle the problem of terrorism, the international community requires greater cooperation, an understanding of global inequalities, and a three-pronged strategy says the UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information Shashi Tharoor in a speech commemorating the one-year anniversary of 9/11.
Since the late 1990s, U.S. foreign policy has been characterized by bending of international law, self-serving domestic interests, and the lack of clearly defined objectives. Driven by the same agenda, the U.S. may be headed towards yet another ill-advised war.
The UN and the Future of Multilateralism: An Interview with Chef de Cabinet to the UN Secretary-General
What is the potential UN role vis-a-vis Iraq? Are the current international ant-terror efforts being effective? What did happen in Rwanda? Answers are provided by one of the top UN officials.
Perceptions in the Arab World and Debates in Washington: Analyzing U.S. Mideast Policy After September 11
U.S. policy towards the Middle East took a dramatic turn after the attacks of 9/11. Former American ambassador to Yemen and UAE looks at two ensuing debates: one in the Arab world and another in Washington.
Perspectives on U.S. Foreign Policy
Battle Hymn of the Democrats
In order for the Democrats to rebound from the 2002 midterm elections disaster and survive in 2004, they need a forceful foreign policy platform more in tune with America's true interests and values.
Elements of American Foreign Policy: Reflections of a Present Day Traveler
An European perspective on the instrumental roles of Lockean liberalism, an evangelical missionary spirit, and pragmatism in the shaping of today's U.S. foreign policy.
Henry Kissinger, Geopolitics, and Globalization
What effect is globalization having on U.S. foreign policy? Is foreign policy needed, or even possible, in an age of globalization? An analysis of Henry Kissinger's answers based on his recent book Does America Need a Foreign Policy?
Police Power: Theodore Roosevelt, American Diplomacy, and World Order
TR's "international police power" justified U.S. intervention in the affairs of the American states suffering from governmental impotence and chronic wrongdoing. Yet, what gave the Roosevelt Corollary its legitimacy were the accompanying strategic prudence, tact, and respect of state sovereignty.
Resolving the Bosnian Conflict: European Solutions
Although the Dayton Peace Accords were spearheaded by the United States, the Europeans have taken the lead in implementing the provisions of the treaty.
DOS: The Second Year
Leading the way in the post=Milosevic era, the Democratic Opposition of Serbia escapes clear definitions. Most significantly, the DOS's political agenda has been ineffective, and the promise of reform in Serbia remains unfulfilled.
Issues and Policy
Human Rights and Conflict Resolution from the Practitioners' Perspectives
The Directors of The Fletcher School's Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution explore areas of contrast and convergence in the approaches and goals of human rights activists and conflict resolution practitioners.
Toward a Globally Harmonized System: Negotiating to Promote Public Health, Environmental Protection, and International Trade
An EPA official discusses the lessons of a complex, ambitious, and technical negotiation process that led to international voluntary agreements on a Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.
The Tragedy of the Middle East
By Barry Rubin
Reviewed by Sanam F. Vakil