Ozone Depletion & Global Warming

Instead of looking back at the successful CFC phaseout, the U.S. needs to be looking toward the future and working to rapidly phase out all ozone depleting substances without compromising the goals of other treaties.

IMF: Case of a Dead Theory Walking

The Asian financial crisis has eased, but its reverberations have enmeshed the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a major legitimacy crisis over its recently assumed mission and its ability to implement it.

Privatizing Military Training

With the downsizing of the U.S. military and an expansion of overseas training programs, the Pentagon has increasingly hired the services of private military firms.

U.S.-Caribbean Relations

U.S.-Caribbean economic relations since 1950 divide into two periods: 1) the cold war era, when security concerns about communism shaped U.S. policy, and 2) the post-cold war period, when the importance of the Caribbean to U.S. strategic interests has diminished, and U.S. policy is driven by a new set of concerns.

The Climate Crisis and Carbon Trading

By insisting on an ineffectual and inequitable system of international emissions trading, the U.S. is obstructing other nations, courting ecological disaster, and preventing a worldwide economic boom from a transition to clean energy.
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