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  • November 11, 1999

    War of Words

    In May 1989 a small group of radio and newspaper journalists and media activists from Belgrade took over a small room in Central Belgrade that the Central Committee of the Yugoslav Communist Part

    Veran Matic and Drazen Pantic

  • November 4, 1999

    Debt: Just Forget It

    For two decades the International Monetary Fund and its major client, the US Treasury, have made privatization, austere social budgets and market deregulation conditions of loans to the world's p

    Jeff Faux

  • October 21, 1999

    Banning the Ban

    The Senate Republicans' shameful rejection of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty was the work of a core of hard-line conservatives led by Senator Jesse Helms.

    the Editors

  • October 21, 1999

    The Unthinkable

    When the Republican majority in the Senate voted down the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty on October 13, President Clinton called their act "partisanship at its worst." The Washington Post a

    Jonathan Schell

  • October 21, 1999

    Bertelsmann’s Revisionist

    The Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute provided research assistance.

    John S. Friedman and Hersch Fischler

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  • October 14, 1999

    When the People Took the Stage

    At the beginning of June 1989, I was sitting in the bar of the Hotel Europejski in Warsaw and reassuring Tadeusz Mazowiecki that his decision to stay on as editor of Solidarity's main publication r

    Daniel Singer

  • October 14, 1999

    Pakistan: No Way Out

    For the third time in Pakistan's traumatic history, the army has seized power--this time, apparently, against the advice of the United States. The country is under martial law.

    Tariq Ali

  • October 7, 1999

    Korean My Lai

    Repressed memory is the ammunition of history, returning when one least expects it to puncture the complacency of the present.

    Bruce Cumings

  • October 7, 1999

    Remains of the Day

    Every Wednesday since January 1992, an indefatigable group of halmonis (Korean for "grandmothers") in their 70s and 80s have led a rally in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul.

    Margaret Juhae Lee

  • 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