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  • October 7, 1999

    The Man From ONA

    Seventy-eight-year-old Andrew Marshall runs the Office of Net Assessment from a small office on the third floor of the Pentagon.

    Ken Silverstein

  • September 30, 1999

    Their Myths and Ours

    Karen Rosenberg has taught Russian literary history in the United States and Austria.

    Karen Rosenberg

  • September 23, 1999

    Out of East Timor

    On September 19, as the UN peacekeeping force was deploying in the ashes of Dili, our correspondent Allan Nairn was deported from West Timor to Singapore.

    the Editors

  • 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

    The Journal’s Russia Scandal

    Just before Christmas in 1997, as a tumultuous stock-market crisis ravaged emerging markets in every corner of the globe, readers of the Wall Street Journal were treated to some good news:

    Matt Taibbi and Mark Ames

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  • September 16, 1999

    Laundering Yeltsin

    The Russian Foreign Minister says it's an American plot to keep Russia weak. The head of the KGB-successor agency offers that same conviction in a formal briefing to President Boris Yeltsin.

    Matt Bivens

  • 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

    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

  • 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

    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