Department of Public and International Affairs: Recent submissions

  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-03-16)
    "Russian President Vladimir Putin places great store by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a regional international organization Russia co-founded in 2001 that also includes China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-03-09)
    Russian officials and commentators frequently complain that Washington applies double standards regarding its own behavior and Moscow's. America, these Russians claim, calls upon Moscow not to do things that Washington ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-03-03)
    "Russian President Vladimir Putin has frequently called for the creation of a ""multipolar"" world in order to limit America's ability to act unilaterally without consulting others, especially him. Putin has encouraged ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-02-23)
    Tony Blair's announcement that Britain will reduce its troop presence in Iraq from 7,100 to 5,500 by the end of summer, and possibly to 5,000 by the end of 2007 has come as a shock to the Bush administration. After all, ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-02-16)
    "Russian President Vladimir Putin's Feb. 10 speech at the Munich Conference on Security Policy received a lot of press coverage in the West for its criticism of U.S. foreign policy. Less noted in the United States, however, ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-02-09)
    "Will a natural gas cartel emerge that will work to increase gas prices, as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries does for oil prices? Fears that this could happen have been fueled by Iranian Supreme Leader ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-02-02)
    Whatever else has gone wrong in Iraq, the Bush administration can point to the fact that free elections have been held there and that a democratically elected government is in place, albeit not really in power. But can ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-01-26)
    Right in the midst of the Bush administration's preparations to send even more American troops to Iraq came news that China successfully fired a missile to destroy one of its own satellites earlier this month. While Chinese ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-01-19)
    The November 2006 Congressional elections made clear that a majority of the American voters no longer support the war in Iraq. The Iraq Study Group, co-chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker and former ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-01-12)
    "Unlike his earlier optimistic assessments of the situation in Iraq, President George W. Bush's Jan. 10 address to the nation painted a much grimmer picture of the complex problems that have emerged there. He also announced ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-01-08)
    Saddam Hussein was a horrible man. We still do not know how many Iraqis he killed during his tyranny. He is responsible for the deaths of many Iranians and Kuwaitis too. His unseemly execution, however, has turned him into ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-12-29)
    "Retired U.S. Army General Jack Keane and American Enterprise Institute scholar Frederic W. Kagan have argued that any ""surge"" of additional American troops to Iraq should be ""large and lasting."" In a Washington Post ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-12-22)
    A great debate is now taking place in the United States over whether to withdraw American forces from Iraq. Ironically, many of America's actual or potential adversaries, which opposed the U.S.-led intervention there in ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-12-15)
    "In a Nov. 29 Washington Post op-ed piece, the well-connected Saudi analyst, Nawaf Obaid, warned that the Kingdom would provide aid to Iraqi Sunnis if American forces withdrew from Iraq. The Saudi Press Agency quickly ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-09-29)
    As has been much discussed in the news recently, a National Intelligence Estimate (which President George W. Bush has partly declassified) has concluded that the American presence in Iraq has served not to diminish or even ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-10-16)
    North Korea's missile tests on July 4, 2006, briefly succeeded in capturing the world's attention, but this was quickly overshadowed a little over a week later by the conflict that erupted between Israel and Lebanon. North ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-11-03)
    "Although he has dropped his ""stay the course"" slogan, President Bush has made clear that he intends to keep American forces in Iraq until they achieve ""victory."" He defines victory to be a peaceful, stable, self-governing ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-07-29)
    "The History of the Peloponnesian War," by the Greek historian Thucydides, remains one of the classics of international relations even though it was written some 2,500 years ago. The Peloponnesian War, between the Greek ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-09-25)
    It is increasingly clear that Russia will not only block a United Nations Security Council resolution authorizing the use of force against Iran, but also one that imposes serious economic sanctions against it. Here's why: ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-10-09)
    "A lot of people don't like Hugo Chavez, the elected revolutionary leader of oil-rich Venezuela. At the top of the list, of course, is President George W. Bush, whom Chavez recently described as ""the devil"" in a speech ...

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