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  • July 1, 1999

    On the Brink in Kashmir

    In early May, as the snows melted along the Karakoram Range, Indian troops on routine border patrols discovered that three strategic salients--Dras, Kargil and Batalik--in the Indian states of Ja

    Sumit Ganguly

  • July 1, 1999

    Letter From Iran

    Hossein, a young newspaper vendor, is a revolutionary.

    Afshin Molavi

  • July 1, 1999

    ‘Snake Eat Snake’

    A few years ago, one of Lebanon's giddier periodicals, suitably titled Prestige, published as its cover story an interview with a Lebanese celebrity.

    Walid Harb

  • June 24, 1999

    Holocaust Creationism

    Between 1945 and 1947 the United States underwent perhaps the most breathtaking ideological transformation in its history.

    Jon Wiener

  • June 24, 1999

    The Spies Who Fleeced Us

    It's always suspicious when Washingtonians start breaking into bad Latin. There may be a quid, you hear them say, and there seems to be a quo.

    Christopher Hitchens

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  • June 24, 1999

    Same-Sex Spouses in Canada

    On May 20, leaving its southern neighbor in the dust, Canada took a breathtaking leap forward in lesbian and gay rights.

    E.J. Graff

  • June 24, 1999

    Republic of Pain

    Quick, name a recent Nobel Peace Prize laureate accused of colluding in a program of mass murder. No, not Henry Kissinger--that's old news.

    Roane Carey

  • June 17, 1999

    Indian Music, Sans Sitar

    I am an artless serf of Cupid. So are you and your mama--but not Vikram Seth.

    Amitava Kumar

  • June 17, 1999

    Showdown in Pristina

    The Russian contingent that declared its sovereignty over Pristina's airport is a stark sign of how deeply the Kosovo war has eroded the already deteriorating US-Russian relationship.

    the Editors

  • June 17, 1999

    Third Way–Dead End?

    In the week preceding the European parliamentary elections, Tony Blair and Gerhard Schröder produced a joint declaration, called "Europe, the third way, die neue Mitte" (the new mid

    Daniel Singer

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