October 2003 Country Archive
PUBLISHERS OVERVIEW OCTOBER 03
What's going on - why China has moved 150,000 troops to it's border with NORTH KOREA.
IRAQ is of course a mess. Now the US is bargaining with five or six big players, all of whom have their price for committing their troops.
IRAN continues to see the struggle between the elected government and the unelected priests who undermine this nascent democracy.
Follow the UPDATES for all of the three AXIS OF EVIL nations.
In RUSSIA Putin turns the screw even more tightly on the last remnants of an independent media.
The DUMA elections are coming SOON!
MOLDOVA, the poorest country in Europe, is grievously afflicted by white slaving... the abduction of young girls for foreign prostitution. A brief historical summary of CROATIA and of ALBANIA helps to explain so much about these very different Balkan states.
VIETNAM: Many nations were criticised, but seemingly stung by the TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL critique on corruption, there seems to be here a serious attack on this widespread problem of corruption.
TURKEY, whose troops are needed is coming back into US favour after the disappointments of the IRAQ war.