United States

    • Commentary

    Why We Went to War

    • Robert Kagan, William Kristol
    • October 20, 2003
    • The Weekly Standard

    Contrary to claims that the war on Iraq was the product of a vast conspiracy peddled by a small band of neoconservatives, history shows that, even under the Clinton administration, Iraq was perceived as a strategic threat due to Saddam's proven record of aggression and barbarity, his admitted possession of weapons of mass destruction, and the certain knowledge of his programs to build more.

    • Research

    Assessing DOD Control of Surplus Chemical and Biological Equipment and Material

    • Samia Amin
    • October 15, 2003

    A General Accounting Office investigation into the Defense Department's disposition of excess lab supplies revealed that the Pentagon is selling equipment usable for bio-terrorism, over the Internet at discount prices.

    • Commentary

    Indigenous Groups and Their Global Allies

    • Multimedia

    Rebuilding Iraq

    • Commentary

    Iraqis Can Do More

    • Commentary

    The Cancún Circus: A Worn-Out Act by Rich Nations

    • Event

    Bush-Putin Summit: Pre-Summit Briefing

    Looking ahead to the Bush-Putin summit, it is important to address the contrasts between Russia's remarkable economic improvements and its continued political repression and how this dichotomy impacts both sides' expectations.

    • Commentary

    Only a Miracle Can Save China

    Business leaders, government officials and military planners fret over China's potential to wreak havoc in the world. These anxieties are based on China's growing power; but the real threats it poses will spring from its weaknesses, not its strengths.

    • Commentary

    Peace cannot be fudged

    Among the variegated arguments made by the Bush administration for war with Iraq was the suggestion that it would somehow lead to an Israeli-Palestinian peace. This was not wholly insincere. US Secretary of State Colin Powell is genuinely committed to the peace process and for a few months after the fall of Baghdad it seemed that President George W. Bush, too, had been won over to this conviction.

    • Commentary

    New U.S. - Russian Approach Needed on Iran

    Even during the depths of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union often worked together to halt the spread of nuclear weapons to new countries. Unfortunately, the approaches being pursued by both countries will do nothing to slow Iran's ability to produce nuclear weapons, and a new approach and better coordination is desperately needed before it is too late.

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