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World Leaders news and analysis from The Nation

  • May 13, 1999

    Humanitarian, All Too Humanitarian

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

    Katha Pollitt

  • May 6, 1999

    Slobo in Prayer

    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

    Calvin Trillin

  • April 29, 1999

    Saddam the Phoenix

    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

    Dilip Hiro

  • April 29, 1999

    Whistleblower’s Trill on Iraq

    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.

    William M. Arkin

  • April 15, 1999

    Battle Hymn

    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,

    Calvin Trillin

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  • April 1, 1999

    Srebrenica Revisited

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

    Christopher Hitchens

  • April 1, 1999

    The Myth and Milosevic

    Whoever does not fight at Kosovo...
    May nothing bear fruit that his hand sows.
         --Serb epic

    Marlene Nadle

  • October 4, 1994

    Why Say No?

    Alex on the pathetic handshake between Rabin and Arafat.

    Alexander Cockburn