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World Press Review is a program of the Stanley Foundation.

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George W. Bush
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Bush on the World Stage

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.

Tekla Szymanski

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Roundup: Cold-War Presidency?

We survey analyses of the new American foreign policy from newspapers around the world.Full Story

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.Full Story

Holding the Carrot and the Stick
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 process. Full Story

All Against One
| Máreio Senne de Moraes, Fôlha de São Paulo, São Paulo

The Sheriff Is Coming | Josef Joffe, Die Zeit, Hamburg

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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