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Boris Yeltsin's sudden resignation as President on New Year's Eve provoked ritual praise of his legacy by the same editorial voices that have been championing him for nine years as Russia's great

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.

One of the notable achievements of the indictment issued on May 24 by the UN's International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia--beyond fixing individual responsibility for Serbia's brut

Masses of people driven from their homes, murdered, maimed, raped, sent into panicked flight.

So Slobodan said prayers with Jesse.
But prayed for what? Who knows? I'd guess he
Would say, "So stop the bombs!" and then amens.
Except when bombs no longer shower

Thanks principally to the reports of Barton Gellman in the Washington Post since last October, we know that US intelligence services fatally misused the United Nations Special Commission

Iraq is out of the news, mostly, except for the occasional report of a missile fired from a US jet flying over it on patrol. And Maj. Scott Ritter is off the air.

We're bombing you back to the Stone Age, Slobo,

To teach you that you must behave.

When all of our bombing is finished, Slobo,

During the Balkan war of 1912, Leon Trotsky was a war correspondent for a group of liberal Russian and Ukrainian newspapers.

Whoever does not fight at Kosovo...

May nothing bear fruit that his hand sows.

     --Serb epic

Blogs

With a US-trained military officer now running Burkina Faso, will Washington press for a democratic transition or legitimize a military coup?

November 7, 2014

The Kremlin is not in complete control of the Donbass.

November 5, 2014

The country's late dictator leaves behind a 1-million-strong diaspora unlikely to ever return home.

October 23, 2014

The only thing Poroshenko has going for him is that Putin wants him to stay in power.

October 16, 2014

Ukraine’s president is angling to get his new political party a majority of seats in Parliament later this month.

October 3, 2014

The former secretary of state and President Obama seem to be struggling with the whole “when in the course of human events…” thing.

September 16, 2014

NATO leaders—including President Obama—have escalated tensions in Ukraine while dismissing opportunities to bring the conflict to a reasonable conclusion quickly.

September 9, 2014

“We are in the classic fog of war,” says Stephen Cohen.

August 27, 2014

When Chancellor Merkel meets with President Petro Poroshenko, she’s going to want something in return

August 21, 2014

The New Cold War has arrived, and the Washington hawks are unprepared. 

July 30, 2014