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September 5, 2003

UN credibility at stake

Balakrishnan Rajagopal The Hindu

To prevent a bad situation from getting worse, Kofi Annan must ask the U.S. to provide a clear time frame for a pullout as well as for the transfer of authority back to the Iraqis.

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April 25, 2003

Europe cannot advance on two fronts

Barry R. PosenFinancial Times

Europe's political spat over the wisdom of the Iraq war has deepened scepticism about the future of the European Union's security and defense policy.

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April 10, 2003

Flawed military model, made in the USA

Cindy WilliamsWall Street Journal Europe, p. A11

American troops entering Baghdad are not out of danger yet, and the occupation to come may take a continuing toll on the armies of the United States and Britain.

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April 2, 2003

Transatlantic crisis will hurt arms industry

Cindy WilliamsEuropean Voice (Vo. 9, No. 13), p. 9.

Defence contractors in the United States and Europe are asking themselves what will happen to plans for transatlantic arms cooperation if relationships between the US and the continent’s great powers do not improve.

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April 1, 2003

Paying the costs in Iraq

Cindy WilliamsKnight Ridder/Tribune News Service

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February 6, 2003

The inspections flap: both sides are wrong

John TirmanAlterNet

This fractious debate, and the search for the weapons themselves, is a red herring--a diversion from the real reasons for war.

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January 16, 2003

Hegemon down

John TirmanAlterNet

Bush's push for war in Iraq runs the risk of draining American global power suddenly and irrevocably.

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October 13, 2002

Foreseeing a bloody siege in Baghdad

Barry R. PosenNew York Times

Advocates of regime change in Iraq have presented an optimistic view of the coming war. Most assert that the Iraqi military will not fight. A dazzling attack by smart weapons and computer viruses will shut down Iraq's military nervous system. Western forces will dash for key military and political centers, cutting the Iraqi military up into isolated fragments. Most troops will surrender; a few diehards will huddle with Saddam Hussein and patiently await their destruction by a second wave of smart bombs.

The war could indeed go this way, but it may not.

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October 9, 2002

México visto desde fuera: democracia en perspectiva

Chappell LawsonReforma newspaper (Mexico City)

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September 11, 2002

México visto desde fuera: los límites de la democracia

Chappell LawsonReforma newspaper (Mexico City)

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March 27, 2002

A blind eye to justice in Cambodia

Balakrishnan RajagopalWashington Post

The United Nations, which has had a terrible record in dealing with Cambodia ever since the horrific Khmer Rouge revolution, has now added a new chapter to the sorry tale. The United Nations recently abandoned its negotiation with the Cambodian government over establishing a tribunal for prosecuting Khmer Rouge leaders.

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March 27, 2002

Gujarat: a plea and a proposal

Balakrishnan RajagopalThe Hindu

The ideal response to the Gujarat atrocity is domestic legal and political sanction... So far the indications are not hopeful... If the mass killers of the Balkans and Rwanda can be prosecuted internationally, why not those of Gujarat?

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October 4, 2001

Strategy for the terror war

Stephen Van EveraNewsday

Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda organization will likely strike the United States again, perhaps with weapons of mass destruction, if it is unchecked. To avert this grave danger we must destroy Al-Qaeda. 

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August 8, 2001

The violence of development

Balakrishnan RajagopalWashington Post

"Ethnic cleansing" -- the forcible dislocation of a large number of people belonging to particular ethnic groups -- is an outlawed practice. Individuals who are accused of ethnic cleansing are subjected to indictment by international criminal tribunals, and even domestic courts are increasingly used in the West to prosecute those who commit mass violence abroad.

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August 4, 2001

Double-speak on missile defense

Cindy Williams and David Wright Boston Globe

Last week, Russia signaled a new willingness to change the terms of the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. The softening of Moscow's stance lowers one barrier standing in the way of US plans for a national missile defense.

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June 7, 2001

It is time for the military to live within its means

Cindy WilliamsSan Diego Union Tribune

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May 7, 2001

US has window to skip weapon generation

Harvey Sapolsky [with Eugene Gholz]Defense News

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February 16, 2001

Redeploy the dollars

Cindy WilliamsNew York Times

One of President Bush's campaign promises was a top-to-bottom review of American military strategy, missions, forces and weapons. His will not be the first sweeping review of the Pentagon's post-cold-war plans.