No Passage
By Frank Smyth, July 13, 2000,

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…

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Africa’s Inexplicable Horn
By Frank Smyth, May 18, 2000,

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.

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Expanding Globalization’s Agenda
By Frank Smyth, April 20, 2000,

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.

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Al Gore and the Iraqi Democracy Question
By Frank Smyth, March 2, 2000,

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

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France’s Feeble Demand
By Frank Smyth, February 3, 2000,

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…

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Leader of the Pack
By Frank Smyth, December 9, 1999,

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…

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Guatemala’s Narco-military
By Frank Smyth, November 18, 1999,

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.

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