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

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

Finally, the rampant corruption at the core of Russia's post-Communist transformation is front-page news.

After the war life will begin to stir once again, but we won't be here, we will have vanished just as the Aztecs have vanished.

While the Indonesian military's thugs continue their rampage in East Timor, most foreign reporters have fled the country.

With Dili burning and anti-independence militias carrying on a murderous terror campaign beneath the noses of Indonesian soldiers and police, the United Nations prepared to evacuate its East Tim

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Only Congress can lift the embargo, and prominent Senators have threatened to block any ambassador to Cuba.

December 17, 2014

Graduating from protesters to politicians, Chile’s student leaders achieved the legislative wins that have eluded their Occupy counterparts.

December 10, 2014

A hunger strike touches on the the things all human beings share: the way pain and deprivation are written on the body.

December 5, 2014

Walmart, Dickies, Disney, Sean John Apparel, Sears: Two years after the Tazreen factory fire, these companies and others have still not compensated the victims who died making their clothes.

November 26, 2014

With forty-three disappeared student teachers presumed dead, Mexican popular resistance is creating new alternatives to the militarized narco-state.

November 20, 2014

Can global solidarity between fast-food workers help raise the bar for all of them?

November 19, 2014

Religious tensions, remnants of the police state and a broken-down neoliberal economic model imperil Tunisia’s otherwise impressive democratic transition.

November 17, 2014

As the climate warms and the ice melts, the Arctic could become the next great theater of global cooperation—or a battlefield.

November 14, 2014

During his second visit, Obama must confront troubling reports of backsliding reforms, attacks on civilians and evidence of war crimes.

November 13, 2014

A political scandal in Britain draws attention to labor exploitation that extends far beyond a single T-shirt.

November 12, 2014