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  • April 1, 1999

    The Clinton Doctrine

    President Clinton's decision to use military force against the Serbs was not simply a calculated response to Slobodan Milosevic's intransigence.

    Michael T. Klare

  • April 1, 1999

    Srebrenica Revisited

    During the Balkan war of 1912, Leon Trotsky was a war correspondent for a group of liberal Russian and Ukrainian newspapers.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • April 1, 1999

    Destroying Kosovo

    The catastrophic effects of the air war against Serbia subvert the Clinton Administration's declared humanitarian intentions.

    the Editors

  • April 1, 1999

    Comic Relief, NEA-Style

    The world is a bleak canvas, all black and white, with only some grays "so that the black and the white [don't] bump into each other so hard." The gods are quarrelsome and bored.

    JoAnn Wypijewski

  • April 1, 1999

    The Case Against Intervention in Kosovo

    President Clinton's address attempting to justify--after the fact--the US-led NATO bombing of Serbia should set off alarms.

    Benjamin Schwarz and Christopher Layne

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  • March 11, 1999

    Letter From Eritrea

    The present lull in the fighting between Eritrea and Ethiopia may lead to a shift in their bitterly fought contest to the negotiating table, but an end to hostilities between two of the poorest

    Dan Connell

  • March 11, 1999

    Kissinger and Pinochet

    Henry Kissinger, realpolitiker nonpareil, never gave a damn about human rights.

    Peter Kornbluh

  • March 4, 1999

    Sanctions as Siege Warfare

    The continuing American bombing of Iraq has drawn attention away from the international debate over economic sanctions against Baghdad and their toll on the Iraqi people.

    Joy Gordon

  • March 4, 1999

    Reckoning in Guatemala

    The recent release of the report of the Historical Clarification Commission in Guatemala has injected new energy into a process that has been faltering since the signing of the December 1996 peac

    David Holiday

  • February 25, 1999

    Ocalan, the Kurds and History

    The best day's work that Lenin ever did was to publish the secret treaties that the Bolsheviks found in the archives of the czarist regime.

    Christopher Hitchens