Russia urges declaration of war

by Toby Westerman -- Russia is offering its support for a declaration of war by the government of Macedonia against rebel separatists, as it ridicules NATO and European Union peace efforts, according more…

Balkan conflict 'all about money'?

by Toby Westerman -- The conflict in the Balkans, now entering a dangerous “new stage” and threatening region-wide chaos, is “all about money,” according to official Balkan sources close to the crisis. more…

Castro: Free market creates 'savage societies'

by Toby Westerman -- "Free market neo-liberalism" creates "savage societies," Cuban President Fidel Castro has declared, accusing the United States of being "powerful in everything except ethics and ideas," according to official more…

China, Russia intensify relationship

by Toby Westerman -- Russia and communist China and have forged a new cooperative agreement that seeks to shape a "fair, democratic world order," according to official Russian sources. The two countries, more…

Russia: Bush adviser
'cynical, immoral'

by Toby Westerman -- Bush National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice is advocating a "cynical, immoral … and dangerous" foreign policy, and believes the United States can "occasionally ignore international law" and "the more…

Moscow warns of chaos in Balkans

by Toby Westerman -- Peace or war in the volatile Balkan region -- with consequences for the whole of Europe -- depends on this coming Sunday's parliamentary election in tiny Montenegro, according more…

China's Venezuelan 'partnership'

by Toby Westerman -- The president of the People's Republic of China, Jiang Zemin, stated that his nation is forming a "strategic partnership" with the South American nation of Venezuela, according to more…

Kirkpatrick: China's claim to island 'absurd'

by Toby Westerman -- The claim of the People's Republic of China to the island of Taiwan is "just too absurd," and "outrageous," according to top foreign policy adviser and former Reagan more…

China exerts influence in Latin America

by Toby Westerman -- Chinese President Jiang Zemin arrived in Cuba for a three-day visit "to strengthen the already broad and excellent relations between Cuba and the Peoples Republic of China," according more…