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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.

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President Obama has refused to condemn Israel's attack. And he hasn't budged—in public at least—on talking to Hamas. Both of those things have to change.

June 2, 2010

After Israel's latest act of aggression, it's not just the Arab world that is outraged. And it's not just Israel they're outraged at.

June 1, 2010

The global press explodes in outrage, but the paper of record turns, as usual, to those it considers "reliable sources"—Israeli officials—while CNN experts justify the violence.

June 1, 2010

Edward Peck, an outspoken advocate for opening peace talks to all Palestinian players, was one of a number of prominent Americans who joined the flotilla seeking to bring aid to the Gaza Strip. Another ex-diplomat, Col. Ann Wright, was also seized.

June 1, 2010

The killing at sea of peace activists by Israel may be the catalyst that ends the crushing embargo of Gaza and opens the way for including Hamas in peace talks.

June 1, 2010

With its unprovoked attack on the Freedom Flotilla, Israel has only fueled the world movement to end the Gaza blockade.

June 1, 2010

California candidate Marcy Winograd stirs things up by warning that “the killings are bound to heighten awareness about the brutal blockade and to increase pressure to end the imprisonment of over a million people in Gaza.”

June 1, 2010

Almost one fifth of the Senate backed a proposal to plan for bringing the troops home from Afghanistan. That's not enough, but it is a start.

May 30, 2010

Two allies tried to revive stalled diplomacy over Iran's nuclear program, and this is the thanks they get.

May 28, 2010

Emphasizing the importance of a strong economy, education and innovation at home, Obama still maintains that America is "at war" with an amorphous network of terrorists.

May 27, 2010