Unhappy Anniversary

On March 24, 1999, at 1858 GMT, NATO warplanes attacked Yugoslav positions outside Pristina and Belgrade – and the Albanian juggernaut was launched. By March 24, 2001, that juggernaut will have rolled deep into Macedonia, while the suddenly “non-interventionist” Americans and Brits stand aside and let their KLA pit bulls tear Macedonia asunder. The once … Continue reading “Unhappy Anniversary”

Toward a Less Intrusive Foreign Policy?

It is possible to view events this week as evidence that an administration that has evinced little passionate interest in foreign policy, assuming office after a campaign in which foreign policy played almost no role in the debates or the outcome, could be drawn inexorably into deeper involvement in some of the many crises around … Continue reading “Toward a Less Intrusive Foreign Policy?”

Selective Amnesia: The Epidemic

I take great pleasure in my job as a columnist and editorial director of Antiwar.com: what could be more enjoyable than the life of a pundit, sitting around commenting on the wicked ways of the world? But sometimes, especially lately, it becomes downright depressing: every day, disaster looms, and every week the same patterns recur. … Continue reading “Selective Amnesia: The Epidemic”

Decision Time in Kosovo Coming?

Is there a chance the Bush Administration will do anything other than muddle through with the failed and failing policies put in place by the Clinton administration in Kosovo and the Balkans? Early on some comments by National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice suggested that it was time to rethink what has in essence become an … Continue reading “Decision Time in Kosovo Coming?”

Bush’s Foreign Policy: The Unfolding Disaster

Encouraged by campaign talk about the virtues of “humility” on the world stage, many hoped that the incoming administration would turn over a new leaf when it comes to foreign policy – or, at least, rake away some of the moldy old leaves left on the White House lawn by the Clintonistas. But the prospects … Continue reading “Bush’s Foreign Policy: The Unfolding Disaster”