By Frank Smyth, July 13, 2000, IntellectualCapital.com
American officials and others say the United States learned vital lessons in El Salvador that policymakers are now applying in Colombia. The gist of this argument is that like in El Salvador, the United States support of the Colombia military will eventually…
By Frank Smyth, May 18, 2000, IntellectualCapital.com
Ethiopia’s former communist leader, Mengistu Haile Mariam, prolonged a famine in northern Ethiopia in the mid-1980s to dry out two Marxist insurgencies that were each deeply rooted there.
By Frank Smyth, April 20, 2000, IntellectualCapital.com
One poster carried by a young protester near the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington last Sunday showed many small fish coming together in the shape of a huge, collective fish to swallow a big one.
By Frank Smyth, March 2, 2000, IntellectualCapital.com
How carefully did Vice President Al Gore choose his words last month when he became the first Clinton administration official to apply the “d-word” to Iraq? In a one-page, Feb. 8 letter to Iraqi exiles based in London, Gore became the first high-level U.S. official ever to publicly promise to promote “democracy in Iraq.” Nothing
By Frank Smyth, February 3, 2000, IntellectualCapital.com
One trait that France and the United States have in common is that each nation acts like it has moral authority to lead the world.
The opportunity for global leadership rests largely on other factors…
By Frank Smyth, December 9, 1999, IntellectualCapital.com
Irrespective of how things might look after the protests against the World Trade Organization talks in Seattle turned unexpectedly fierce right before the talks themselves suddenly collapsed, a consensus has already emerged in the presidential debate…
By Frank Smyth, November 18, 1999, IntellectualCapital.com
No country so small has ever moved so much cocaine north. Earlier in this decade, about 50 to 75 metric tons of cocaine passed through Guatemala each year, according to the State Department.