Stories by Ian Williams

Ian Williams writes on the United Nations for AlterNet. His work has appeared in Foreign Policy in Focus, the Nation and Salon. He is also the author of Rum: A Social and Sociable History of the Real Spirit of 1776. subscribe to Ian Williams's feed

Posted on: Oct 26, 2004, Source: In These Times

Bush has failed the military on almost every level – marking the difference between being militaristic and pro-military.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2004, Source: AlterNet

John Kerry responded with strong words to the attacks from the RNC podium last week. But was anyone listening?

Posted on: Aug 25, 2004, Source:

The success of the Swift Boat Vet campaign against John Kerry reveals just how easy it is to rewrite history in current media climate.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2004, Source:

If most Americans have forgotten about Osama bin Laden, the fault lies squarely with the U.S. mainstream media.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

According to Robert Kane Pappas's new documentary, 'Orwell Rolls in His Grave,' it's 1984 all over again.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The people of Sudan are paying a high price for the Iraq War, which blurred the line between humanitarian intervention and moral crusade.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A third of George Bush's public speeches have been in a military venue, often in uniform. There is nothing this draft-dodging, Ivy League jock loves as much as playing commander-in-chief.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2004, Source: AlterNet

An increasingly desperate Bush administration is losing its might and therefore its ability to decide what is right for Iraq. Proof: the new UN draft resolution.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2004, Source: AlterNet

After two years of heaping scorn on the United Nations, the Bush administration is now banking on the UN to help bail him out of the quagmire that is Iraq.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A scandal brewing over spying at the UN last year reveals how the U.S. government uses its 'special relationship' with Britain to violate both international and domestic laws.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The lifelong critic of budget deficits has been mysteriously silent on the Bush administration's fiscal policies. Guess whose term runs out this year.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2004, Source: AlterNet

There's a good case to be made that primary elections are responsible for much of the evil in modern American politics, from apathy to the power of money.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Thanks to the enormous trade and budget deficits run up by the Bush administration, the U.S. economy is dangerously dependent on foreign investors, especially China.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2003, Source: AlterNet

George Bush's visit did little to comfort either the suspicious British public or his good friend Tony Blair.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Here's what happens to your hard-earned money when it enters the giant money-skimming machine we call the stock market.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Nations at the Madrid donor conference agreed to contribute money for the reconstruction of Iraq, but not to the U.S.-controlled Iraqi fund.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2003, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

The unanimous passage of the U.S.-sponsored Security Council resolution is a diplomatic triumph -- but in form rather than in substance.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The Bush administration's support of the Israeli attacks on Syria spells the end to any pretense of a balanced U.S. Middle East policy.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2003, Source: AlterNet

While Bush's speech was filled with empty rhetoric and bluster, Kofi Annan delivered a powerful indictment of U.S. foreign policy.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2003, Source: AlterNet

While the UN summit in Geneva did not produce an agreement, both the Bush administration and its critics seem to have recognized the importance of compromise.