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This is the rather flattering self-portrait of a populist leader who has already traveled quite far: Boris Yeltsin, once a protégé of Mikhail Gorbachev, is now his main, and very re

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.

Blogs

The second installment of the Keith Weissman interview.

June 11, 2011

A former AIPAC official, worried that the United States or Israel might attack Iran, decides to speak out.

June 10, 2011

US State Embassy cables released by WikiLeaks show how the US government has worked to make Haiti weak and subservient to American interests.

June 9, 2011

And drawing a bright line: the Taliban is not Al Qaeda.

June 8, 2011

Maybe you guessed it already, but the billions we're pouring into rebuilding Afghanistan aren't working.

June 8, 2011

Ollanta Humala's defeat of Keiko Fujimori in a run-off election is a victory for progressives and for Brazil. But can Humala bring about “growth with social inclusion”?

June 7, 2011

America's vision of Russia is still tainted by the Cold War. It's time for Obama to lead the effort to turn Russia into a reliable ally.

June 6, 2011

Meir Dagan calls Netanyahu, Ehud Barak “reckless and irresponsible.”

June 6, 2011

Cables obtained from WikiLeaks document the influence the US Embassy sought over the nation in an expanse of nearly seven years—from ten months before the 2004 coup d’etat to just after the earthquake.

June 3, 2011

 This week, a series of groundbreaking reports about U.S. and U.N. policy toward Haiti. Plus, a comprehensive look at who's bankrolling the assault on Elizabeth Warren. And, we welcome guest-blogger Dana Goldstein.

June 3, 2011