The hostage-taking at Moscow's Melnikova Street theater was intended to be a devastating strategic blow against Russia and against Putin's Presidency in particular. The operation had nothing essential to do with the Chechnya issue per se, but very much to do with the global strategic context, including Russia's opposition to war against Iraq, and its reinvigorated diplomacy with respect to Eurasia and the Arab world.
Even before the new President's inauguration, Brazil's international creditors are demanding that he repudiate the mandate upon which he was elected.
`Guadalajara Forum' for
New Economic Order
Holds First Meeting in Argentina
Why the Power of the Gualalajara Forum?
Speech to the Forum by Lorenzo Carrasco.
Infrastructure Gives Nature a
`Helping Hand' Against Drought
1956 Highway Act Broke Down U.S. Transport
Germany Waits for a New Economic Policy
Science & Technology
What Is the Future of Space Exploration?
The international economic collapse, compounded by Bush Administration technological apartheid, has shrunk nations' space programs and their great potentials of only a decade ago. Marsha Freeman reports.
Unilateralist U.S. Fuels China-India-Russia Ties
Cooperation among China, India, and Russia will advance in the coming monthsnot against the United States, but to share responsibilities along with the United States, the European Union, and other nations.
A New Momentum Seen in Diplomacy of France
A Taste of Things To Come in Mideast
Anti-Terror Operations Terrorize
Indonesia and Southeast Asia
New Iran-Contra War in the Philippines?
Economic Cooperation Is on Eurasian Agenda
Israel: Sharon's Unity Government Splits
Mexican officials are scratching their heads at the President's bizarre performance at the Los Cabos meeting, and U.S. columnists are writing that the Boy Emperor is "going off the deep end."
`Chicken-hawks' Create Own `CIA' in Pentagon
Euro-Trilateral Center Stage
Grabbed by Perle
Racing for the Bomb: General Leslie Groves, The Indispensable Man, by Robert Norris; and The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb, by Gar Alperovitz.
Moongate Eclipses Chinagate, Koreagate.