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  • January 21, 1999

    Block ‘Mobile Chernobyl’

    If the nuclear industry gets its way, thousands of tons of deadly radioactive waste will roll onto public roads and rail lines, bound for a geologically unstable storage site in the Nevada des

    Karen Charman

  • January 14, 1999

    Cowardice on Cuba

    "Did you hear? Clinton is beginning to lift the embargo. It's on the news," a fellow traveler to Cuba exclaimed in Havana's José Martí International Airport.

    Peter Kornbluh

  • December 24, 1998

    The Euroleft, or, Who’s Afraid of Tina?

    Europe, you are rightly told, is swinging to the left. In thirteen of the fifteen countries making up the European Union, the Social Democrats are now in office.

    Daniel Singer

  • December 24, 1998

    Help Russia

    A fateful crossroads in American-Russian relations is being obscured by Bill Clinton's impeachment and war against Iraq.

    Katrina vanden Heuvel and Stephen F. Cohen

  • December 17, 1998

    The Bombing of Iraq

    Regardless of its domestic implications, Operation Desert Fox is a spectacular but dangerous gesture, a smokescreen to cover for the lack of a comprehensible or workable policy toward Iraq.

    The Editors


  • October 5, 1998

    Close, But No Cigar

    On August 20 last, President Clinton personally ordered the leveling of the Al-Shifa pharmaceutical plant on the outskirts of Khartoum.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • May 14, 1998

    The Harvard Boys Do Russia

    After seven years of economic "reform" financed by billions of dollars in U.S.

    Janine R. Wedel

  • February 2, 1998

    The Gift of Time

    The case for abolition of nuclear weapons.

    Jonathan Schell

  • January 28, 1998

    Against Walesa, Any Solidarity?

    Kwasniewski the Red versus Walesa the gravedigger of Communism--the duel for Poland's presidency is being presented as if it were the old drama all over again.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 28, 1998

    Battle of Algiers on Paris M├ętro

    On September 29 French viewers watching the news were offered a bloody Hollywood thriller as an extra. It was the end of a long manhunt.

    Daniel Singer