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Some events carry an exceptional symbolic charge.

Is Mikhail Gorbachev, for all his vast presidential powers and
commanding leadership of the Communist Party, merely to be a
transitional ruler of the Soviet Union? If so, a transition to what?

Fundamentalism is spreading westward; now it has invaded the Maghreb.
The results of Algeria's June 12
local elections, in which the Islamic Salvation Front (F.J.S.) won more
than half of the

Nineteen ninety-three, with its single market and
its important steps toward monetary and political
union, was to have been Europe's momentous A 1 year.

Europe's landscape is changing--dramatically in its
Eastern half, which is groping toward capitalism,
and less spectacularly in the Western part, which
is on the road to a single market.

The balance of power in international relations
shifts slowly.

There seem to be a large measure of agreement between Walesa and Mazowiecki over fundamental economic policy.

In order to perpetuate capitalism as the final stage of
history, Washington has less Hegelian means at its
disposal than Francis Fukuyama suggested.

On December 9, after a second ballot, Lech Walesa, the former
electrician from the Lenin Shipyards, will be the President of the
Polish Republic.

The Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, held in Paris at the end of November, might best be described by reversing Tolstoy's title. This was Peace and War.

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“A lot of money was spent, a lot of damage incurred, and now we don't know what to do with what we've got.”

February 11, 2014

In which our ambassador to the European Union says, rather undiplomatically, "Fuck the EU!"

February 9, 2014

The United States may be leaving, but the war that Washington started in 2001—thirteen years ago—isn’t over.

February 8, 2014

President Benigno Aquino compares China’s offshore assertiveness to Hitler’s Sudetenland grab.

February 5, 2014

Reporting from Cairo, Kouddous speaks to Democracy Now! about recent crackdowns against Egyptian journalists and the ascendancy of a repressive security state. 

January 30, 2014

Cohen argues on Democracy Now! that the overthrow of Ukraine’s elected government would be “a serious blow to democracy.”

January 30, 2014

In an appearance on KPFA 94.1's Pacifica Evening News, Cohen argues that any EU or US intervention in Ukraine would be borne out of economic interest.

January 29, 2014

The country’s new president takes office amid rising tensions between developers on one side and indigenous and campesino communities on the other.

January 27, 2014

The United States broke a nation of human beings. It owes them an apology—and restitution.

January 27, 2014

In an address closed to the press and not even on his official schedule, the mayor said defending Israel is part of his job.

January 24, 2014