Articles by Carroll Andrew

Constitutional Crisis

There is a palpable disappointment with the new Iraqi constitution, a feeling that it will not sufficiently protect individual rights from the more illiberal traditions of Muslim culture. The concern may be legitimate, but the blame is misplaced. The problem... Read More

No Refugees in America

There are no Hurricane Katrina refugees in America. This does not mean that there are not evacuees, or disaster victims, or displaced persons who need help. And this does not mean, in the short term, that victims of Hurricane Katrina... Read More

Fear and Hope in Sudan

For the moment, the fragile peace in Sudan's North-South civil war (a different conflict from the conflict in Western Sudan's province of Darfur) appears to have survived the death of the South's long-time leader, John Garang. Garang was the leader... Read More

The Right Way to Reform the UN

There is no argument against United Nations reform, but there are different possible approaches. Two versions of UN reform are active in Congress, one already passed by the House of Representatives, the other being considered by the Senate Foreign... Read More

Men of Words or Deeds?

The leadership of the Democratic Party is offended by Karl Rove's June 22 statement that "liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers." They have called... Read More

Liberalism's Dilemma

Peter Beinart, editor of the liberal flagship The New Republic, is worried that liberalism is "sowing the seeds of its own destruction" ("A Fighting Faith", The New Republic, 13 December 2004). The problem, according to Beinart, is not a... Read More

Uzbekistan's Not-So-Great Game

The revolutionary wave passing through Georgia (November 2003), the Ukraine (November 2004), and Kyrgyzstan (March 2005) has reached Uzbekistan. But for the first time since the current wave of democratic revolutions started, a dictator is violently trying to stop Read More

Too Controversial Because He Is Too Conventional

Democrats, bureaucrats, retired diplomats, and a host of activists object to the nomination of Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security John Bolton to the post of America's Ambassador to the United Nations. Superficially, the objections Read More

Must an Independent Judiciary be a Unilateral Judiciary?

Two recent cases, taken together, reveal a systemic problem with the American court system. In Roper v. Simmons, a juvenile death penalty case, the court asserted a right to base it decisions on sources other than law, appealing to both... Read More

The Lost Legacy of George F. Kennan

America's most revered foreign policy strategist of the twentieth century -- perhaps of any century -- passed away this month. America and the world lost George F. Kennan: former Ambassador to the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, author of numerous articles... Read More

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