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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIsraeli forces Saturday made their deepest and deadliest incursion into the Gaza Strip in years, attacking Palestinian rocket-launching squads with tanks and warplanes but also inflicting a heavy loss of civilian life in the densely populated enclave....
RUTH WEDGWOOD is professor of international law and diplomacy at Johns Hopkins University's School for Advanced International Studies.ON TAKING office, World Bank President Paul D. Wolfowitz set two priorities for the world's premier development institution. He asked for a focus on Africa's persistent poverty, and he targeted corruption that diverts aid dollars from the poor....
I cannot understand why Michael Ross ignored the very best evidence for his contention that the "link between oil riches and bad international behavior is even deeper than it appears." He never mentions President Bush or Vice President Dick Cheney, nor...
Tags: Heads of State, Saddam Hussein, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Dick Cheney
John Bolton, the controversial and spectacularly mustachioed former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has a new book out, with the curiously embattled title of "Surrender Is Not an Option: Defending America at the United Nations ." At an Oct. 30...
Today's question: Will closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay rehabilitate America's image abroad, as President-elect Barack Obama argues? Does that even matter if keeping the prison open reduces global terrorism? Glenn M. Sulmasy and David Kaye debate....
After eight unreflective years, George W. Bush has suddenly turned contemplative, arguing in a flurry of exit interviews that his record (as Mark Twain said of Wagner's music) is better than it sounds. He could turn out to be right -- but his standing...
American power is rooted in American values, Secretary of State-designate Hillary Rodham Clinton said last week at her Senate confirmation hearing. Unfortunately, we've learned the hard way that the United States cannot credibly promote values it is...
After years of standing on the sidelines and making ineffective threats about punishing Sudanese leaders for slaughtering the people of Darfur, the Bush administration finally took concrete action this week. Its decision to airlift vehicles and heavy...
Tags: Diplomacy, Social Issues, United Nations, Sudan, Defense
Today, Center for American Progress senior fellow Brian Katulis and Heritage Foundation senior research fellow Lisa Curtis debate U.S. support of Pakistan's government. Later in the week, they'll discuss Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's coming elections and...
There are two schools of thought in Washington about how to make peace in Iraq: the Bush administration's, and almost everyone else's. With the war in its fifth year and the troop-surge strategy for the moment producing more U.S. casualties than progress,...
JOSEPH MARGULIES, a law professor at Northwestern University School of Law, is the author of "Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power" and served as lead counsel in Rasul vs. Bush before the U.OCCASIONALLY, apparently unrelated episodes will align to reveal an important truth. So it is with three events reported in the last few weeks. The first happened sometime Wednesday, when another prisoner killed himself at Guantanamo Bay — the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterU.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 and that international pressure has compelled the Islamic Republic to back away from its pursuit of the bomb. The new findings represent a retreat from a...
Tags: Heads of State, Diplomacy, Civil Unrest, Iran, Tehran (Iran)
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