Decisions in most of LOST's agencies - and especially its Tribunal - will be made on the basis of majority rule. Each country will have one vote.
The United Nations has long sought the ability to raise revenues in this manner as a means of reducing its reliance on American and other member nations' dues to sustain the UN's operations.
The more we are consuming oil that either comes from places that are bent on our destruction or helping those who are... the more we are enabling those who are trying to kill us.
listed ISNA as one of 25 American Muslim organizations that 'finance terrorism and perpetuate violence.'
In any event, given the nature of this and other UN organizations, the U.S. is sure to be outvoted on most matters in which it has strong interests.
). Dozens of nations have agreed to join in monitoring and, if necessary, intercepting and boarding ships on the high seas in the event they are suspected of engaging in one or both of these threatening activities.
The most desirable aspects of the Law of the Sea Treaty pertain to navigational rights.
The object of China's strategy is inexorably to supplant the United States as the world's premier economic power, and if necessary, to defeat us militarily.
Oil imports and the dark cloud they cast over this country requires dramatic and immediate attention. When that prolonged oil crisis occurs, Americans will pay anything because they will have no choice. Why wait until a catastrophe strikes to get truly serious about addressing the problem.
This is a detour, and we have to get around it. Time is not on our side, and Saddam is running out the clock.
The Law of the Sea Treaty created a supranational organization to regulate what is done with and under the international seabeds.
Were we to cancel it outright, I am convinced that what we will do is not only set back the effort to advance our military and its performance of missions ... (but) we will wind up paying in a currency that we hold particularly dear. And that's the lives of Marines and other service personnel,
One of the most important post-9/11 efforts made to counter terrorism and the spread of weapons of mass destruction is President Bush's Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI).
I would like to think that there remains a reservoir -- call it patriotism, if you will, or call it civic duty -- within the private sector that does not require companies to be leaned on in order to cooperate.
The issue for the administration is not going to get any better or smoother with time, as the public seems so dead set against it.
If the area were on or near the U.S. continental shelf, such data could well provide an enemy with strategically invaluable insights into undersea access routes that could be used to attack some of the millions of Americans who live on or near our coasts.
To be sure, President Clinton reached an accord called The Agreement in 1994 that purports to address some of President Reagan's concerns.
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