Reports

Peru: Democracy & Dictatorship

Fujimori’s decision to call for new elections and dismantle SIN is an important step toward putting Peru back on the path to democratization; however, the situation remains very tense and the position of the military and intelligence services uncertain.

Sri Lanka’s Long War

Termed the “No Mercy War” by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), it has caused at least 65,000 deaths, displaced up to one million people, resulted in severe human rights abuses, and slowed Sri Lanka’s once-promising development.

Sudan: Recasting U.S. Policy

Massive injections of U.S. and Soviet arms have kept the war raging between northern and southern Sudan for nearly a half-century.

Foreign Economic Aid

U.S. foreign economic assistance has shifted its purposes, its organizational structure is in question, and the way it operates is being challenged.

East Timor

Since Indonesia’s invasion of East Timor in 1975, the U.S. has supplied the Indonesian army with more than $1 billion in arms.

Iraq: 10 Years After Gulf War

Ten years after the Gulf War, U.S. policy toward Iraq continues to suffer from an overreliance on military solutions, an abuse of the United Nations and international law, and a disregard for the human suffering resulting from sanctions.

GATS and Women

Although the World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial failed to produce a new round of trade expansion, prior commitments made by countries in the Uruguay Round (which launched the WTO in 1994) meant that negotiations would continue in 2000 to liberalize both agricultural trade and trade in services.
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