Democracy and Governance

    • Commentary

    The Bush Doctrine

    • October 07, 2002

    The Bush Doctrine affirms the legitimacy of a preventive strike and emphasizes the notion that "if you are not with us, you are against us." U.S. foreign policy, therefore, is no longer just about containment or supporting freedom fighters, but about shedding the multilateralism favored by the Clinton administration. Is the Bush Doctrine a sound and effective strategy in the war on terror?

    • Commentary

    Push for War

    The neoconservatives of the Bush administration have remained surprisingly determined on going to war with Iraq, despite the British insistence on UN involvement and Saddam Hussein's agreement to weapons inspections. Anatol Lieven considers what they hope to gain.

    • Commentary

    After the U-turn, On the Turning Away?

    • Testimony

    US and Afghanistan

    The pattern of international engagement in Afghanistan has long been a piecemeal one. The international community moves from relief to reconstruction with a logic that is apparent to those who administer developmental assistance professionally, but its slow pace is often interpreted as indifference by communities that are the target of its efforts.

    • Commentary

    Unfinished Business in Europe

    When diplomatic historians look back on the 1990s, they should describe it as the era of European integration. They will do so, however, only if the project is completed. As the Bush administration begins the process of promoting democratic regime change along a new frontier in the Muslim world, it must also finish the job on the European frontier.

    • Event

    Does China Face a Governance Crisis?

    The almost single-minded interest in the personnel matters surrounding China's upcoming leadership transition ignores a far more important point: very serious underlying issues of governance await China's next leadership, no matter who this might be.

    • Commentary

    The Absent Voice on Iraq: Arabs Believe America Should Pursue Peace instead of War

    Given the emphasis on democracy promotion as part of the war on terrorism, why does the U.S. ignore the view of the vast majority of Arabs? The U.S. would do well to listen to the voices of its Arab allies and pursue peace and economic development in the Middle East, instead of waging war on Iraq.

    • Event

    Prospects for Palestinian Elections

    The Carnegie Endowment hosted a panel discussion on a pre-election assessment report by the National Democratic Institute, the International foundation for Election Systems, and the International Republican Institute.

    • Research

    Mythmaking in the Rule of Law Orthodoxy

    • Frank Upham
    • September 10, 2002

    As governments and donor agencies struggle over questions of aid and international development, a growing consensus is emerging that there is an explicit link between rule of law reform and sustainable growth.

    • Commentary

    Do Right By Pakistan

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