No amount of scorn can make up for the fact that there may be no better alternative to Karimov's regime; that is, not for the U.S. military base in Uzbekistan.
An ongoing debate over the role of political Islam and its violent ramifications is raging across the Muslim world, especially in the Arab world.
(This "Realist" column will appear as part of The National Interest's summer 2004 symposium, "Iraq at the Turn.
In August 2001, a former chief terrorism expert at the Department of State wrote in the New York Times that the Bush Administration was obsessed with terrorism and using it to persuade the American people to build missile defenses.
President Bush made a startling change in Washington's Taiwan policy during a visit by Chinese premier Wen Jiabao in December.
The durability of the American triumph in Iraq will presumably depend on factors more political and diplomatic than strictly military.
The threat posed by Iraq's WMD programs was a key American justification for launching Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Last week, we called attention to a disturbing tendency among American policymakers and commentators to base their assessments of what happens in the Middle East on the basis of faith rather than facts.
A year ago, Pakistan's President, General Pervez Musharraf, joined the "war on terrorism" after Al-Qaeda's attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.