20(1) Winter 1998 Archive

20(1) Winter 1998, Features

Vote of Confidence

Since 1980, Central America has begun the transition from military rule to a more democratic government. What are the factors that have led...

20(1) Winter 1998, Features

Fantasy of Fear

A close examination of Samuel Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations" reveals the difficulties of breaking with the concepts produced by nineteenth-century ideology as we confront...

20(1) Winter 1998, Africa, Features, Politics, Southern Africa

A Maturing Society

The South African government is maturing into a stable, development-oriented one. There are strains developing within the ANC's coalition partners. Some of...

20(1) Winter 1998, Features

More Perfect Union

In principle, America is a liberal nation of people tied together, not by history or blood, but by principles. However, due to its...

20(1) Winter 1998, Asia, East Asia, Human Rights, Politics

China’s Gulag

In spite of Deng Xioping's economic reforms, China remains founded on a despotic system of government. Chinese people lack basic freedoms; their economic...

20(1) Winter 1998, Features

Bridging the Atlantic

An alliance with Europe will be essential for America in facing the threats of the 21st century. However, Europe must be an equal...

20(1) Winter 1998, Asia, East Asia, Politics

Women Divided

Rural women played a role in the liberalization of the Chinese economy by removing themselves from the state productive machine and limiting their activities...

20(1) Winter 1998, Features

Arsenal of Discretion

US arms control policy must be adjusted to take into account the effect of arms supplies on regional stability, rather than simply their place...

20(1) Winter 1998, Asia, Politics, Security, Southeast Asia, World in Review

The Lesser Evil

The coup by Hun Sen against Prince Ranariddh has thwarted the recent progress towards peace and democracy in Cambodia. Within the Khmer Rouge,...

20(1) Winter 1998, Features

Defeating Narcotics

Drug cartels are surging back into power, and the drug war is being lost. The US should adopt a multilateral framework with Latin...