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Even before George W. Bush took his
first presidential tour of Europe in June, his positions
on such issues as global warming, missile defense, and the expansion
of NATO struck a note of unilateralism that set him apart from
his predecessor, Bill Clinton. "This desire to go it alone
is the fruit of years of domestic political ignorance of the
demands of foreign policy," observed Stefan Kornelius in
Munich's Süddeutsche Zeitung.
As WPR goes to press, Bush heads to the G-8 summit
in Genoa. He carries with him a swirl of controversy over the
recent test of his anti-ballistic missile system and his thumbs-down
to the Kyoto Protocol. In the week before his departure, these
Bush administration actions fueled anti-American demonstrations
on at least two continents. And the president's chilly stance
toward China has international observers puzzling over the prognosis
for his upcoming trip to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
forum in Shanghai in late October.
Roundup: Cold-War Presidency?
survey analyses of the new American foreign policy from
newspapers around the world.
An American Headache Remedy
Belgrade's independent weekly NIN examines the
Bush administration's Balkan policy and what it means
for the region's future.
Holding the Carrot and the
Basm al-Jasr, writing for the Saudi-owned London publication
Al-Sharq al-Awsat, looks at the United States'
changing role in the beleaguered Middle Eastern peace
Against One | Máreio Senne de Moraes, Fôlha
de São Paulo, São Paulo
The Sheriff Is Coming | Josef Joffe, Die Zeit,
The Enemy is China | The Korea Herald, Seoul
Try Diplomacy Instead | Guy Wilson-Roberts, The
News Zealand Herald, Auckland
Japan-U.S. Relations: Candid and Responsible |
The Japan Times, Tokyo
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