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Clouds of blackbirds still do go wheeling and shrieking above Kosovo Polje, the bleak and windy site of the great Turkish victory over Serbia (and Albania) in 1389.

During my recent visit to Kosovo two strong impressions emerged. The first is that the curse of Serbian oppression has been definitively lifted from the majority-Albanian population.

Leon Aron, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, has over the past few years become known as an authority on Boris Yeltsin, a man he patently likes and has vigorously defended

The headline in the Sunday Times of London was spectacular: Lennon Funded Terrorists and Trotskyists. It was also erroneous.

Blessed with a great subject, afflicted with it too, J.M. Coetzee has remade its meanings in the light of metaphor often no further from us than our own bodies.

The arrest of Augusto Pinochet in England more than a year ago stunned the world and emboldened those seeking to bring dictators and war criminals to justice.

(With apologies, under the table, to Mother Goose)

"The problem with taking a blood sample for your malaria test is that the cockroaches may eat it in the night," announced the nurse. "Ants are an even worse problem.

The law governing the case of Elián González, the 6-year-old Cuban boy found clinging to an inner tube after his mother drowned on the way here from Cuba, could not be more clear.

It seems so familiar to me:
They know one more tank, one more gun'll
Allow best and brightest to see
The light at the end of the tunnel.

Blogs

Mousavi, Karroubi reportedly taken to army prison, amid demands that they be executed.

March 2, 2011

The young people protesting in Arab capitals right now want a meaningful break with the status quo and, in many ways, that means a break from American support.

March 2, 2011

Gates speaks to an audience at West Point.

March 1, 2011

Mikhail Gorbachev's 80th birthday is an opportunity to reconsider a complicated legacy of reform.

March 1, 2011

The Democratic National Committee, thanks to Barbara Lee, reminds Obama about his July deadline.

February 28, 2011

Cables on Saudi Arabia and royal spending, Anonymous takes down Koch Bros website, Kenya cables on mercenaries and politics, and op-eds on WikiLeaks, journalism and upcoming protests in support of Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks.

February 28, 2011

A Moroccan single mother has earned the sad distinction of being the first Arab woman to commit political self-immolation.

February 27, 2011

Media Fix's Greg Mitchell says that though the media may attack WikiLeaks on their editorial pages, many outlets depend on the cables for juicy details about Libya and beyond.

February 25, 2011

I don’t know about you, but I’m having a hard time keeping track of who is responsible for the Arab uprisings.

February 25, 2011

Obama must resist calls to involve the US military in Libya’s revolution.

February 23, 2011