Archive: March 12, 2006 - March 18, 2006

After Palestinian Vote, U.S. Democracy Campaign Questioned

The United States, declared President Bush in his 2005 inaugural address, seeks to "support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world." Later this month the...

By Jefferson Morley | March 17, 2006; 9:23 AM ET | Comments (22)

Grievances Fuel Insurgency, Says Nigeria Media

Americans are held hostage in an oil-rich nation. Guerrilla attacks drastically cut the country's electrical capacity. The government seeks U.S. military assistance. No, the situation in Nigeria is not another Iraq, but a growing insurgency in the impoverished Niger River...

By Jefferson Morley | March 15, 2006; 8:55 AM ET | Comments (12)

Elusive Justice in the Balkans

"If you are by chance hearing loud laughter," says Czech daily Mlada Fronta Dnes, "it is Slobodan Milosevic laughing loudly on his way to hell, having escaped and shown us that we do not know how to try war criminals."...

By Jefferson Morley | March 14, 2006; 10:16 AM ET | Comments (33)

Dubai Fallout Deepens U.S.-Arab Rifts

The Arab online media sees an ugly America in a congressional decision to reject a Dubai-based company's bid to manage six U.S. ports. After weeks of controversy and mounting pressure, the firm announced Thursday that it would divest its U.S....

By Jefferson Morley | March 13, 2006; 11:12 AM ET | Comments (30)

 

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