Democracy -- Middle East -- International cooperation.
Western countries -- Foreign relations -- Middle East.
Middle East -- Foreign relations -- Western countries.
Western governments have thus far struggled to translate
bold rhetoric into a realistic and plausible strategy that can
help promote democracy and human development in the
broader Middle East. Such a strategy should be based on
these three pillars.
The Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs
contends that, after an initial adjustment period to the
September 11 tragedy, U.S. visa procedures have turned a
corner and should not continue to be perceived as a barrier
to travel to or study in the U.S.
Before asking what leverage Beijing holds over Pyongyang,
a more fundamental question remains: what exactly are the
messages that China is sending to North Korea? A former
Chinese foreign ministry official conveys five and predicts
whether they will work.
Despite public impressions, Moscow has never slowed its
behind-the-scenes dialogue with Tehran on
nonproliferation. The question that remains is, what is
Russia likely to do now? Five recent indicators help provide
a glimpse into the future.
Remaining in Iraq will bring the U.S. into confrontation
with a new government and the Shi'a majority. Washington
should withdraw its forces during the next 12-18 months,
after a new Iraqi constitution is drafted and the elections
planned for December 2005 choose a permanent
Can three elected, politically ambitious leaders navigate
their way toward peace? Amid regional optimism, the
recent history of the collapse of the Oslo accords and the
consequent intifada should teach today's peacemakers
several important lessons.
Europe, Eastern -- Foreign realtions -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Europe, Eastern.
Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
The eight newest members of NATO and the EU from
central-eastern Europe now seek to repair the political
bridge across the Atlantic. Are they capable of fulfilling
such a task, or will they become trampled by the larger
The Khan network has caused enormous damage to U.S.
national security and international stability. Yet, the
response has been insufficient, producing little confidence
that other networks do not or will not exist or that
elements of the Khan network will not reconstitute
Weapons of mass destruction -- International cooperation.
Political rhetoric and debates about interdiction's impact
on Libya have led to a number of misconceptions about
this coalition of the willing's focus and potential
effectiveness as well as myriad political, legal, operational,
and informational issues outlined here.
Weapons of mass destruction -- Government policy -- United States.
Nuclear nonproliferation -- International cooperation.
Given the successes and political controversies that threat
reduction cooperation with Russia has generated, how
much of a role can these programs play in Iraq and Libya,
India and Pakistan, or even eventually Iran or North
The same changes to the international security
environment that have increased the interest in security
assurances may also be making new types of security
assurances possible and may make them more important as
means to address today's greatest proliferation threats.
Why did Republicans hold the House, Senate, and
presidency in the 2004 election? A final review of the
candidates, campaigns, strategies, and issues as well as a
preview of the agenda President Bush has chosen to tackle
in his second term.