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For the Western press the Chernobyl disaster was splendid copy, both sensational and anti-Soviet.

With Zbigniew Bujak, Bogdan Lis, Adam Michnik and their comrades out of jail, there is reason to rejoice.

It is a pleasure to watch, on both sides of the Atlantic, the professional prophets of "evil empire" now forced to perform their "agonizing reappraisals."

The hour has not yet struck for an offensive by the left in Western Europe.

The battle over French television is now being joined in earnest.

Wall Street did not simply drag Europe's exchanges down in its fall.

In the electioneering mood of France at the turn of the year, the good advice is not, as in a whodunit, cherchez la femme but cherchez l'argent.

Prices were raised sharply in Poland on January 30, by an estimated 40 percent, and hell did not break loose.

Most French voters, judging by opinion polls, are bored with the current presidential campaign. No wonder.

The only free Kanaks are dead ones, the outgoing French government might have argued.

Blogs

In a significant win for public health, the Justices called the pledge a violation of the First Amendment.

June 20, 2013

Tipping over ethnic and sectarian balances for imperial purpose is not a good idea.

June 19, 2013

There’s no predicting the outcome, and the results might really matter.

June 13, 2013

Three days of struggle to defend the ecology of the Venetian lagoon and the life of the city.

June 10, 2013

Several former Chilean student leaders are capitalizing on their high approval ratings to run for Congress and challenge Chile binomial voting system.

April 28, 2013

The FBI needs to release its Tsarnaev file.

April 23, 2013

Neocons point out everything that the president is doing right on arms control.

March 31, 2013

The plan to tax savers’ deposits in Cyprus's ailing banks will deepen political fault lines in the Eurozone—and hurt local people first.

March 18, 2013

Let’s hope the Obama administration kills the expensive and misguided China containment plan.

March 7, 2013

Amid the university's rapid international expansion, there is a story of an NYU campus that failed. So what happened in Singapore? It depends who you ask. 

March 6, 2013