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Karen Rosenberg has taught Russian literary history in the United States and Austria.

On September 19, as the UN peacekeeping force was deploying in the ashes of Dili, our correspondent Allan Nairn was deported from West Timor to Singapore.

Just before Christmas in 1997, as a tumultuous stock-market crisis ravaged emerging markets in every corner of the globe, readers of the Wall Street Journal were treated to some good news:

The Russian Foreign Minister says it's an American plot to keep Russia weak. The head of the KGB-successor agency offers that same conviction in a formal briefing to President Boris Yeltsin.

Indonesia's scorched-earth compliance with international pressure on East Timor has left Dili, the capital, in ruins, displaced some 100,000 people to refugee camps under the control of the bruta

Finally, the rampant corruption at the core of Russia's post-Communist transformation is front-page news.

After the war life will begin to stir once again, but we won't be here, we will have vanished just as the Aztecs have vanished.

While the Indonesian military's thugs continue their rampage in East Timor, most foreign reporters have fled the country.

With Dili burning and anti-independence militias carrying on a murderous terror campaign beneath the noses of Indonesian soldiers and police, the United Nations prepared to evacuate its East Tim

Israeli schoolchildren returned to their desks this year to find a new history curriculum.

Blogs

The monarchy's motivations are not primarily sectarian.

March 27, 2015

Stephen Cohen talks with Jon Batchelor about how history informs the Ukranian crisis today.

March 25, 2015

The party is deeply rooted in the political culture of Greece.

March 25, 2015

Dozens of poor El Salvadorans were killed during the bishop’s funeral thirty five years ago.

March 25, 2015

Our own progress against racism in the United States remains too recent, too fragile and too incomplete to go on abetting apartheid in Israel.

March 20, 2015

US liberalism and "democracy promotion" are in part to blame for current tensions with Russia.

March 20, 2015

The story Frank tells in his new memoir of Robert McNamara’s visit to Harvard in 1966 is, to put it generously, incomplete.

March 20, 2015

Israel’s nuclear superiority is a pivotal factor in the chaotic conflicts and occasional wars of the Middle East—it shouldn't be left out of this conversation.

March 12, 2015

The senator’s confusion over the smallpox vaccine is symptomatic of libertarian confusion over the history of slavery.

March 12, 2015

Amid a delayed election and a horrific Boko Haram insurgency, Nigerian women and girls are increasingly becoming targets—and tools—of violence.

March 11, 2015