Ferguson maintains that the United States is unquestionably an imperial power, but because Americans don’t like to think so, the US often fails to fulfill its imperial responsibilities. One crucial case in point for Ferguson is Iraq, where, in his view, an imperial power less in denial about itself would have known that such an [...]
JOANNE MYERS: Good afternoon. I’m Joanne Myers, Director of Public Affairs Programs. I am delighted to welcome so many old as well as new faces to the start of our new season at the Carnegie Council.
We have a very exciting fall planned for you, as evidenced by this, our first program, which is a [...]
In its simplest terms, this is the story of how a small group of men, with a frightening mix of delusion and calculation, rose from a tormented civilization to mount a catastrophic assault on the worldï¿½s mightiest power, and how another group of men and women, convinced that such an attack was on the way, [...]
Democracy is floundering in . . . Europe? An Iranian nuke stand-off may not be so imminent. Musharraf is playing the spin doctor; the United States made Iraq a magnet for terrorists; and tanks rolled through Bangkok but bullets are still flying in Southern Thailand. And why can’t something [...]
George W Bush has huffed and puffed about using force to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Now he may have to learn to live with them. A meeting of senior US intelligence analysts last week was unanimous in concluding that little can be done to stop Iran under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, [...]
(AP) The Senate, with no debate Saturday, passed and sent to the president legislation that would impose mandatory sanctions on entities that provide goods or services for Iran’s weapons programs.
This means you, Russia and China.
North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has released this photograph, taken on Thursday, of an F-15C Eagle from the 12th Fighter Squadron at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska, flying next to a Russian Tu-95 Bear Bomber during a “training opportunity” provided by the Russian 137th Air Army.
Israel has gone on heightened alert over a possible war with Syria amid reports that President Bashar Assad may be considering military strikes to regain the Golan Heights.
A signpost in Golan Heights
A signpost points out that Damascus is a mere 60kms from the Golan Heights
Say the words Kim Jong-il and nuclear weapons to an American then fear enters their hearts and minds. The same could not be said for most South Koreans. But they should have cause for concern. North Korea remains one of the last Stalinist-military states. Their leader Kim Jong-il is [...]
2006 Small Business Economic Summit to address Argentina’s dangerous embrace of Venezuelan Petro-dollars, influence
Former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roger Noriega and former National Security Council Staff and Clinton Administration Ambassador to the United Nations Nancy Soderberg will explore the alarming alliance of Venezuela’s Chavez [...]