The arrival of France-led EU troops will prop up Chadian President Idriss Deby allowing him to attack the remnants of the Sudanese-supported UFDD in the East of the country.
Following a series of Israeli air, tank and bulldozer attacks, on January 17 Israel locked down the Gaza strip, preventing people and supplies from entering or exiting the region surrounded by towering walls.
Several articles published in the US media have raised alarm over what has been characterized as an emerging South American arms race.
Unable to attack Iran militarily the United States has increased its diplomatic efforts to alienate and weaken the country.
Since the early 1990s, the United States government has been operating a program to forcibly seize suspected terrorists in foreign countries and transfer them to a 3rd state without the knowledge or consent of the host country. This practice is known as extraordinary rendition.
While US economic and (consequently) military might will decline, global integration ensures that change will be gradual. The reason for this is that those most able to crash the American economy have much to lose by doing so.
President Musharraf and the Inter-Services Intelligence [ISI] are the likely perpetrators of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto’s December 27 assassination.
Russia has continued to aggressively reassert itself militarily. It has made its new approach clear by threatening to target US missile shield sites with nuclear weapons, testing a new intercontinental ballistic missile and providing nuclear fuel and promises of military assistance to Iran.
Despite the US Federal Reserve’s further rate cuts, the threat of American economic decline continues.
Further instability and mass emigration under President Robert Mugabe is a threat to both Zimbabwe and the region as neighboring countries face a refugee crisis.