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Eland: The Harvest of Messianic Foreign Policy

Wednesday, 25 May 2005, 11:10 am | Ivan Eland

An interventionist U.S. foreign policy, fueled by the Bush administration’s messianic zeal to make the world more democratic, has contributed to a dramatic rise in radical political Islam around the world. More >>

Media Intel. Coverage Reflects Imperial Presidency

Tuesday, 17 May 2005, 12:38 am | Ivan Eland

Delayed for two weeks after first reported and buried in the back pages of most major U.S. newspapers is the blockbuster story that key players in the British government believed the case for the invasion of Iraq was “thin” and that the Bush administration ... More >>

Patriots Should Worry More about Freedom at Home

Tuesday, 10 May 2005, 1:05 pm | Ivan Eland

President George W. Bush claims that he is spreading freedom throughout the world. However, for him “freedom” appears to be more a slogan, devoid of content and used to harness U.S. nationalism for his own purposes. More >>

Bush Bluster Exacerbates Nuclear Proliferation

Wednesday, 4 May 2005, 12:13 am | Ivan Eland

As North Korea tests a short-range missile and Iran threatens to resume its enrichment of nuclear fuel, President Bush and his administration continue their counterproductive bluster against these two nations. The United States is preparing to echo its hard-line ... More >>

Evidence US May Be Losing Global War on Terror

Wednesday, 27 April 2005, 1:53 pm | Ivan Eland

The Bush administration is attempting to suppress key data showing that its Global War on Terrorism (or GWOT as government bureaucrats have dubbed it) likely has been counterproductive. More >>

Reforming Homeland Security Department is Unlikely

Tuesday, 19 April 2005, 1:15 pm | Ivan Eland

The Department of Homeland Security has too few incentives to protect Americans from terrorism. Testifying recently before Congress, Michael Chertoff, the Bush administration’s new Secretary of Homeland Security, admitted that his department often fails to More >>

Ivan Eland: Coexisting with a Rising China?

Wednesday, 13 April 2005, 10:31 am | Ivan Eland

The Bush administration is often guilty of running a reckless, overly militaristic foreign policy but deserves qualified praise for its recent dealings with China. The Chinese have requested—and the United States has accepted—a regular dialogue ... More >>

Ivan Eland: Bureaucratic Buffet to Fix U.S. Intel.

Wednesday, 6 April 2005, 3:20 pm | Ivan Eland

President Bush insists that he is already implementing recommendations from the officious smorgasbord of the presidential commission on intelligence. Let's hope not. More >>

Ivan Eland: Three Strikes for Empire

Wednesday, 30 March 2005, 4:22 pm | Ivan Eland

Three seemingly unrelated recent events highlight the imperial nature of the Bush administration's foreign policy: U.S. F-16 sales to Pakistan, the creation of an office in the State Department to plan for future U.S military interventions in developing ... More >>

Ivan Eland: Free Commerce vs. National Security

Wednesday, 23 March 2005, 11:40 am | Ivan Eland

Free Commerce vs. National Security: Is There Really a Contradiction? By Ivan Eland* March 21, 2005 From: http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=1482 More >>

Ivan Eland: Morning in the Islamic World?

Tuesday, 15 March 2005, 2:31 pm | Ivan Eland

President Bush has been crowing about how the policies of his administration are responsible for ''democratic'' developments in the Islamic world, but like most politicians, he is claiming credit for progress that has been overstated, that he had little to ... More >>

Ending Death Penalty for Juveniles Is Not Enough

Tuesday, 8 March 2005, 5:47 pm | Ivan Eland

The most important aspect of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of executing juveniles was its consideration of evolving international views of ''cruel and unusual punishment.'' More >>

Ivan Eland: Saber Rattling Against Syria

Wednesday, 23 February 2005, 12:30 pm | Ivan Eland

According to The New York Times, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice admitted that the suicide killers of Rafik Hariri, the former Lebanese prime minister, were unknown and said: ''We’re not laying blame. It needs to be investigated.'' But the ... More >>

A Fresh Approach to North Korean Nukes Is Needed

Wednesday, 16 February 2005, 2:03 pm | Ivan Eland

A Fresh Approach to North Korean Nukes Is Needed By Ivan Eland* February 14, 2005 From: http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=1465 More >>

Ivan Eland: Iraq - Purple or Still Black and Blue?

Tuesday, 8 February 2005, 11:25 am | Ivan Eland

In the rich of tradition of ''inside the beltway'' political gimmicks, the all-too-giddy congressional Republicans at President Bush’s recent State of the Union address dipped their fingers in purple ink to show solidarity with Iraqis who voted in the U.S.-initiated ... More >>

Ivan Eland: Are Iraqi Elections a Panacea?

Wednesday, 2 February 2005, 1:53 pm | Ivan Eland

Are Iraqi Elections a Panacea? By Ivan Eland* January 31, 2005 From: http://www.in More >>

Ivan Eland: Should Iran Be The Next Target?

Friday, 28 January 2005, 1:58 pm | Ivan Eland

In a recent article in The New Yorker , investigative journalist Seymour Hersh reports that the Bush administration has conducted missions using military special forces on Iranian territory in an attempt to find Iran’s nuclear facilities for possible ... More >>

U.S. Foreign Policy: Question All Assumptions

Wednesday, 19 January 2005, 10:40 am | Ivan Eland

Post-World War II U.S. foreign policy, including that of the Bush administration, has been based on certain assumptions about the nature of the world. Unfortunately, most of those assumptions are suspect. More >>

Ivan Eland: Will the U.S. Senate Endorse Torture?

Friday, 14 January 2005, 12:46 am | Ivan Eland

Despite evasive answers to questions about his role in creating a pervasive policy environment that made the U.S. government’s torture of prisoners just good, clean fun, White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales seems poised to win Senate approval as ... More >>

Ivan Eland: Mortgaging The Armed Forces Future

Friday, 14 January 2005, 12:24 am | Ivan Eland

When private companies cook the books, the perpetrators are indicted for fraud and thrown in jail. When politicians in Washington falsify accounts, it's not fraud, just good clean fun on the banks of the Potomac. More >>