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The catastrophic effects of the air war against Serbia subvert the Clinton Administration's declared humanitarian intentions.

The world is a bleak canvas, all black and white, with only some grays "so that the black and the white [don't] bump into each other so hard." The gods are quarrelsome and bored.

President Clinton's address attempting to justify--after the fact--the US-led NATO bombing of Serbia should set off alarms.

Whoever does not fight at Kosovo...

May nothing bear fruit that his hand sows.

     --Serb epic

President Clinton's decision to use military force against the Serbs was not simply a calculated response to Slobodan Milosevic's intransigence.

The present lull in the fighting between Eritrea and Ethiopia may lead to a shift in their bitterly fought contest to the negotiating table, but an end to hostilities between two of the poorest

Henry Kissinger, realpolitiker nonpareil, never gave a damn about human rights.

The continuing American bombing of Iraq has drawn attention away from the international debate over economic sanctions against Baghdad and their toll on the Iraqi people.

The recent release of the report of the Historical Clarification Commission in Guatemala has injected new energy into a process that has been faltering since the signing of the December 1996 peac

The best day's work that Lenin ever did was to publish the secret treaties that the Bolsheviks found in the archives of the czarist regime.

Blogs

In the Iran talks, Obama seems determined to make Iran an offer that it can, and will, refuse.

November 9, 2010

Turning away from the US elections for a moment, we can find plenty of places suffering not from a hurricane of campaign cash, but from actual hurricanes, bringing with them immediate suffering but less coverage.

November 8, 2010

LTC Bob on pan-European military convention and a reader responds to Alterman's attack on Rahm Emanuel.

November 5, 2010

So far, the president hasn't declared that Iran has the right to enrich uranium, even as part of a final deal to settle the crisis over the Iranian nuclear program. It's time.

November 4, 2010

King Abdullah tries to broker an deal in Iraq, settle with the Taliban, solve the Fatah-Hamas divide and, yes, he's talking to Ahmadinejad, too.

November 2, 2010

Still hawkish, IAEA's Heinonen says Iran's centrifuges aren't working well and that Tehran will face enormous difficulty if it decides to refine its uranium to weapons-grade quality from the current, low-level fuel quality.

November 1, 2010

War in Iraq, war in Afghanistan, possible attack on Iran—oh, what the heck, why not Yemen, too?

November 1, 2010

The J Street conflict, the life of a career professional military officer and the mail.

October 29, 2010

Killing the former foreign minister of Iraq, who was often a moderating voice, is an act of bloody revenge by Prime Minister Maliki's Dawa party, a group that tried to assassinate Aziz in 1980.

October 29, 2010

Alterman and Reed respond to the critics, music reviews and the mail.

October 28, 2010