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The Many Faces of Putin

By Lev Gorodetsky

March 30, 2000 | 7:00 pm

There have been at least two Vladimir Putins so far: the man who after being designated heir apparent by Russian President Boris Yeltsin promised President Clinton and British Prime Minister... read full article
  • Assad’s Chump Gambit

    By James D

    March 30, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Administration officials were in stiff-upper-lip mode this week in the wake of the failed Geneva summit between President Bill Clinton and Syrian President Hafez al-Assad.

    But just beneath the official resolve to persist were other reactions: anger, disappointment and genuine...

  • Grand Illusion

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Joerg Haider's unexpected resignation as head of Austria's far-right Freedom Party is widely seen as a strategic ploy that may ultimately win him more political power -- including the nation's leadership.

    "It is important not to overestimate" the move, Marta Halpert, director of the...

  • Iran’s Elections—A Cause to Rejoice?

    March 2, 2000 | 6:59 pm

    The western world did headstands and cartwheels last week as Iranian election results indicated that "reformers" easily won seats in Iran's parliament. According to news reports, "the Clinton administration is welcoming" election results as "as pointing toward a stronger hand for...
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  • Early Withdrawal?

    By Eric Silver

    February 17, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Israel's leaders are losing whatever faith they may have had in Hafez Assad. They are no longer convinced that the Syrian president has made a strategic choice for peace.

    As a result, more than half Ehud Barak's cabinet is pressing for an early, unilateral withdrawal of Israeli troops...

  • Breaking Away

    By Julie Wiener

    February 10, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League is setting itself apart from Israel and most other American Jewish organizations in its refusal to boycott Austria.

    "I don't think the way you deal with the problem" of Joerg Haider's extreme-right Freedom Party participation in Austria's governing...

  • Austria in Mind

    February 10, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The Atlantic Ocean seemed to yawn wider this week than it has in years. Europe was in turmoil, haunted by the specter of a radical-right rising to power in Austria, Hitler's birthplace. Americans watched sympathetically.

    Austria last week became the first Western democracy since...

  • Struggle on the Steppes

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 27, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Ruzena Berler wrote her memoir, "Cattle Car to Kazakhstan," to reveal a little-known chapter of World War II: The story of women who struggled on the freezing steppes of Asia and on the Russian front.

    She first began to write about her experiences in the late 1940s, to exorcise her...

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