UFPJ Talking Points #6: The US has abandoned diplomacy in favor of choosing an elective war.
In 2003 U.S. policy toward Africa will be driven almost exclusively by geopolitical considerations related to Washington's war plans against Iraq, and by its geostrategic interests in African oil.
The internationally supported reconstruction and nation-building effort in Afghanistan can boast many successes in the period since the Taliban's collapse in November 2001.
UFPJ Talking Points #5: Colin Powell's presentation at the UN Security Council on Wednesday is likely to be strong on quantity and weak on quality.
U.S. prepares for potential use of force against North Korea, its commitment to full diplomatic engagement would reassure Asian allies of the U.S. desire to solve the Korean crisis short of military action.
UFPJ Talking Points #4: We must maintain unrelenting pressure on the basis of "the world says 'NO' to war."
UFPJ Talking Points #3: Despite the very dangerous troop build-up in the region, we still have the capacity to stop the Iraq war.
UFPJ Talking Points #2: International support for war is lower than ever.
UFPJ Talking Points #1: The U.S. currently has more than 60,000 troops in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and elsewhere in the region surrounding Iraq; war seems imminent.
An overview of World Bank fossil fuel financing from 1992-97