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  • September 16, 1999

    Ending Timor’s Ordeal

    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

    the Editors

  • September 16, 1999

    Robbing Russia

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

    the Editors

  • September 9, 1999

    A Haunted Journey

    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.

    Daniel Singer

  • September 9, 1999

    US Complicity in Timor

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

    Allan Nairn

  • September 9, 1999

    East Timor’s Agony

    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

    the Editors

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  • September 9, 1999

    Behind the Blue Helmets

    The new US envoy to the United Nations, Richard Holbrooke, has personal experience of how frustrating it can be to negotiate, even when speaking in the name of that mega-cliché, "the world

    Ian Williams

  • September 2, 1999

    The Commentary School of Falsification

    Israeli schoolchildren returned to their desks this year to find a new history curriculum.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • September 2, 1999

    Harnessing the Rising Sun

    Americans aren't much for history these days. History is for Europeans--for Germans, with their thickets of theory, and the French, who are forever going on about their revolution.

    Patrick Smith

  • September 2, 1999

    Kilroy Was There

    In the summer of 1941, Adolf Hitler's apparently invincible Wehrmacht was grinding hundreds of miles into the Soviet Union, spreading mayhem all the way.

    Tom Wicker

  • September 2, 1999

    Does Europe Do It Better?

    Listen to a debate among drug policy advocates and you're likely to hear impassioned claims about the brilliant success (or dismal failure) of more "liberal" approaches in certain European countr

    Robert J. MacCoun and Peter Reuter