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At the beginning of June 1989, I was sitting in the bar of the Hotel Europejski in Warsaw and reassuring Tadeusz Mazowiecki that his decision to stay on as editor of Solidarity's main publication r

For the third time in Pakistan's traumatic history, the army has seized power--this time, apparently, against the advice of the United States. The country is under martial law.

Seventy-eight-year-old Andrew Marshall runs the Office of Net Assessment from a small office on the third floor of the Pentagon.

Repressed memory is the ammunition of history, returning when one least
expects it to puncture the complacency of the present.

Every Wednesday since January 1992, an indefatigable group of
halmonis (Korean for "grandmothers") in their 70s and 80s have
led a rally in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul.

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

Blogs

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

That big sucking sound you don't hear? That's the war—spending that's getting away with murder.

October 27, 2010

The military and the intelligence agencies are putting out contradictory reports about whether the surge in Afghanistan is working, or not? In the end, Obama can choose to get out either way.

October 27, 2010