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  • December 18, 2001

    Secularism Unlocks the Door to Stability

    In rebuilding Afghanistan, lessons should be learned from Turkey and Egypt when it comes to the separation of church and state.

    Robert Scheer

  • December 13, 2001

    Press Watch

    Seymore Hersh has had a string of scoops since September 11, laying bare the covert community's skulduggery. Now, though, it seems he's toeing the government's line in regard to Iran.

    Michael Massing

  • December 13, 2001

    Gorbachev’s Revolution

    Gorbachev represented a unique change in Soviet statesmanship; two books examine him and the end of the Cold War.

    Walter C. Uhler

  • December 13, 2001

    The UN: Bush’s Newest Ally?

    It's proven useful of late in Afghanistan, but Annan shouldn't expect miracles.

    John G. Ruggie

  • December 13, 2001

    Bush’s Domestic War

    Recent calamitous events—9/11, the recession, Enron's collapse—haven't affected the Bush administration's aims: tax cuts, drilling and Social Security 'reform.'

    the Editors

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  • December 13, 2001

    Where Are the Women?

    Will women be included in the debate on Afghanistan's future?

    Sara Austin

  • December 13, 2001

    A New Giant Sucking Sound

    China is taking away Mexico's jobs, as globalization enters a fateful new stage.

    William Greider

  • December 13, 2001

    National Security?

    Israel must decide if it wants a Jewish homeland in Palestine, or all of Palestine as a Jewish state.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • December 13, 2001

    Cuban Embargo-Buster?

    Food companies ship supplies to Cuba in the aftermath of Hurricane Michelle, in what could be the beginning of the end for the tediously long US embargo of the island country.

    Peter Kornbluh

  • December 13, 2001

    The Guns of Kabul

    Unless the number of arms is reduced dramatically, peace is unlikely to hold.

    Ken Silverstein