On Friday, the United States ordered Bolivian Ambassador Gustavo Guzmán to leave. Also on Friday, Honduras postponed the accreditation of the U.S. ambassador, in support of Venezuela and Bolivia.
A panel discussion brought to you by Al Jazeera English. Panel discussions feature Chris Hedges, Michael Scheuer, Asad Durrani, former head of ISI(Pakistani Intelligence), and Fawaz Gerges, Scholar of Middle Eastern Studies.
An intelligence forecast being prepared for the next president on future global risks envisions a steady decline in US dominance in the coming decades, as the world is reshaped by globalization,battered by climate change, and destabilized
WASHINGTON, Sept 8 - The Bush administration is planning to sell the United Arab Emirates an advanced U.S. missile defense system valued at up to $7 billion that could be used to defend against Iran. (of course,... Halliburton's HQ is there now)
The White House today pulled from congressional consideration an agreement with Russia for civilian nuclear cooperation, a move designed to show the adminstration's displeasure with Russian military action in Georgia for the past month.
Plans for the naval operations come at a time of heightened diplomatic tension and Cold War-style rhetoric between Moscow and the United States over the recent war in Georgia and plans for a U.S. missile defense system in the Czech Republic and Polan
A US Navy flagship carrying humanitarian aid steamed into a Georgian port where Russian troops are still stationed, stoking tensions once again in the tinderbox Caucasus region. A previous trip by US warships was canceled at the last minute a week ag
The US military provided combat training to 80 Georgian special forces commandos only months prior to Georgia’s army assault in South Ossetia in August.
"We were treated as heroes when we got back, but what the Navy, the institution of the Navy really wanted, in my opinion, is the Pueblo to have sunk. When we came back, the Navy now has to look at itself and they don't like to look at themse
"This is our land. We are afraid to send our sons out the door for fear the American troops will pick them up... Daily we have headaches from the troops. We are fed up. Our government is weak and corrupt and the American soldiers have learned no
"Georgia has a strong economic foundation and leaders with an impressive record of reform," Bush said "Our additional [taxpayer's] economic assistance will help the people of Georgia recover from the assault on their country, and c
Russia's decision to send troops to Georgia has set a new standard for defending its national interests and the United States must learn to live with it, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday.
"In the last 6 years, Washington has stepped up its sales and transfers of high-technology weapons, military training, and other military assistance to governments regardless of their respect for human rights, democratic principles, or nonprolif
Russia warned the West against supporting Georgia's leadership, suggesting that the United States carried weapons as well as aid to the ex-Soviet republic and calling for an arms embargo until the Georgian government falls.
...says Moscow in extraordinary warning to the West
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat in northwestern Pakistan narrowly escaped an attempt on her life Tuesday when two men with AK-47s jumped in front of her armored vehicle and sprayed it with bullets
"I believe in the universality of freedom," George Bush told an audience at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, "and I believe that this country, this grand country of ours, has an obligation to help people realize the ble
President Bush is dispatching Vice President Dick Cheney to Georgia, setting up a high-ranking diplomatic mission to an ally reeling from war. The White House announced today that Cheney will head abroad on Sept. 2 for stops in three former Soviet
Sen. Lindsey Graham said his visit to Georgia, Ukraine and Poland, at Sen. John McCain's behest, persuaded him that the US and its allies must take tough steps to prevent further Russian military aggression against its neighbors.
In politics, international politics especially, the standard is not perfection, it's the alternative. Putin's no Stalin, either at home or abroad. Nor is he the new tsar. He's a Russian authoritarian, in some ways an autocrat, who is leav
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's largest political party on Friday proposed the husband of assassinated leader Benazir Bhutto to succeed the ousted Pervez Musharraf as president.
Syria is ready to discuss deploying Iskander missile-defense systems on its territory, the country's president told a Russian business daily. President Assad, who arrived in Russia on Wednesday, said in an interview: "Our position is that w
Volodymyr Ohryzko said in an interview with the Russian daily Izvestia that Ukraine has no plans to push for an early pullout of the Black Sea Fleet. Ships from Russia's Black Sea Fleet patrolled the waters off the Georgian coast
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her Polish counterpart signed a deal Wednesday to build a U.S. missile defense base in Poland, an agreement that prompted an infuriated Russia to warn of a possible attack against the form
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Russia is playing a "very dangerous game" with the US and its allies and warned that NATO would not allow Moscow to win in Georgia, destabilize Europe or draw a new Iron Curtain through it.
On Capitol Hill, Mr. Saakashvili, brash and hyperkinetic, urged the West not to appease Russia by rejecting his country’s NATO ambitions. At the White House, President Bush bantered with the Georgian president about his prowess as a dancer.
Warsaw and Washington signed a preliminary deal on basing part of a US missile shield in Poland, in the face of Moscow's vehement opposition and mounting East-West tensions over Georgia. US and Polish negotiators inked the accord in a ceremony af
When they took their oath to become American citizens, my parents had to pledge their "allegiance" exclusively to America and renounce their allegiance to "any and all foreign governments."
"Madam Speaker, I rise in opposition to this resolution, which is yet another meaningless but provocative condemnation of China. It is this kind of jingoism that has led to such a low opinion of the United States abroad. Certainly I do not condo
Bush said he is "honored" to be invited to attend the Beijing Olympics.