Russia – the next NATO member?

by Toby Westerman -- While the United States struggles to bring to justice the global terrorists responsible for the Sept. 11 atrocities, Moscow is using the West's increased need for security to more…

Russia will join coalition – 'if'

by Toby Westerman -- The degree to which Russia will participate in the anti-terrorist coalition remains murky at best, with Moscow suggesting it will fall in line only if the U.S. acknowledges more…

Advice from Baghdad

by Toby Westerman -- The United States is in "international isolation" and Americans "feel insecure," because the U.S. has "caused insecurity to many peoples around the world," according to a high Iraqi more…

What price security?

by Toby Westerman -- As post-Sept. 11 calls for increased security measures are countered by concerns over further restrictions on personal freedom, some security experts say laws creating national identification cards, or more…

Russia looking out
for 'national interests'

by Toby Westerman -- Moscow is demanding that Washington recognize Russia's "national interests" in Central Asia if the U.S. is to acquire strategically valuable bases of operation against terrorists in Afghanistan, according more…

Moscow: Bush stupefied after attack

by Toby Westerman -- According to official Russian sources, following the Sept. 11 terrorist bombings in New York City and Washington, D.C., "top U.S. officials" demonstrated "confusion," and the "stupefaction" President George more…

Will Taliban hand over
bin Laden?

by Toby Westerman -- The Taliban ambassador to Pakistan, one of the few nations in the world recognizing the fundamentalist regime in Afghanistan, is casting doubt upon whether the prime suspect in more…

Milosevic trial covers up NATO war crimes?

by Toby Westerman -- The extradition and trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic continues to inflame sentiments throughout the Balkans and around the world. While some express unrestrained glee, others regard more…

Indict NATO chiefs
for war crimes?

by Toby Westerman -- "Many Western leaders are in for surprises within the next few months" during the war-crime trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, according to official Russian sources. Moscow more…

Slobodan Milosevic – martyr?

by Toby Westerman -- With Slobodan Milosevic's extradition to an official from the U.N. war crimes tribunal yesterday, Yugoslav governmental authorities are now facing the prospect that the nation's former president may more…