Foreign Policy

    • Research

    Wrong Time to Cut Troops in Korea

    • June 07, 2004

    The Bush administration plans to make significant additional cuts in the size of US troop deployments in South Korea. Such reductions may leave North Korean leaders with the impression that it is their recently enhanced nuclear capabilities that are driving the American withdrawal and embolden the reclusive state to take provocative actions in the months before to the US election.

    • Commentary

    Second chance to learn the lessons of Vietnam

    Many in the U.S. who supported the Iraq war are now backing away from it. They blame the debacle on unforeseeable mistakes by the Bush administration. But the failure in Iraq also reflects deeper flaws in US political culture - the belief in the possibility of successful adoption of democracy by all the peoples of the world and simultaneous contempt for the cultures and opinions of those peoples.

    • Commentary

    True cost of imperialism

    If America engages in any more imperial military adventures like the one in Iraq, the long-term consequence may be the collapse of Western democracy, or of the globalized economic system on which American imperial power rests, or both. Patriots and democrats should be doing everything in their power to devise new strategies that will avoid such devastating outcomes.

    • Research

    US Launches Global Nuclear Clean-Out

    • Jon Wolfsthal
    • May 26, 2004

    The Global Threat Reduction Initiative is an important and overdue addition to US efforts to prevent terrorists from acquiring nuclear weapons, but should be pursued even more aggressively than the timeline laid out by the Department of Energy.

    • Commentary

    Democracy Now

    • Commentary

    Rethinking the U.S. Exit Strategy

    • Testimony

    Ukraine's Future and U.S. Interests: Testimony Before the House Subcommittee on Europe

    Ukraine’s October 2004 presidential elections amount to a clear-cut choice between democracy and dictatorship. The U.S. is well liked and highly influential in Ukraine, and can influence that country’s choice. The main objective for U.S. policy on Ukraine should be to support democracy. If democracy is secured, Ukraine is most likely to choose a Western geopolitical orientation.

    • Commentary

    United States and Russia in Isolation

    • William Perry
    • May 07, 2004
    • Moscow Times

    Both the Bush administration and the Putin administration have apparently made the decision that they can achieve their counterterrorism goals without broad international support. Both governments have erred in that judgment. However, there is time to reverse this decision by reviving cooperation between the United States and Russia.

    • Commentary

    Kerry needs new ideas on Middle East

    On Iraq, the Middle East and the war against terrorism the Kerry team seems to be bereft of new ideas. Without a willingness to listen and respond to the views of Muslim states and peoples, a Kerry administration would be no more able than a Bush administration to reduce wider Muslim hostility, push for peace between Israel and Palestine, or formulate a new strategy in the war against terrorism.

    • Commentary

    Lowering Our Sights

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