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The Gulf: Bush's Other Summit

Like Mikhail Gorbachev, George Bush may have welcomed their rendezvous last weekend as a respite from problems at home. Just before the President departed for...

Wrapped In Cotton Wool

By 5 p.m., streetlamps flicker on in front of Leningrad's palatial city hall and a blanket of luminescent mist settles over the gilded dome of St. Isaac's...

America Abroad

In an important respect, the 20th century has come full circle. Once again national groups are asserting themselves as nation-states; provinces are declaring...

The Battlefront: Calculus of Death

"The number of Americans killed will exceed tens of thousands if a ground battle occurs with Iraqi forces . . . which are trained in defensive combat to an...

Eastern Europe Uncharted Waters

Only Mikhail Gorbachev and Mieczyslaw Rakowski know precisely what was said during their 40-minute telephone conversation. But the gist of the Soviet leader's...

The Battleground: Marching to A Conclusion

The land war had already been under way for hours -- even days, if preliminary probing attacks were counted. But the final, massive and bloody phase of the...

WILLIAM SAFIRE: Prolific Purveyor Of Punditry

Writing a provocative newspaper column is an invitation to be egregiously wrong in public -- at least some of the time. Take the man who is America's best...

Clinging to The Cold War

The cold war is over. Intellectuals, diplomats and government officials agree. So does business; last week General Motors signed a $1 billion deal to sell auto...

Separatism Is Canada Coming Apart?

Mikhail Gorbachev is not the only leader with separation anxieties. Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney is also finding it difficult keeping his vast nation...

The Holy Alliance: Ronald Reagan and John Paul II

Only President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II were present in the Vatican Library on Monday, June 7, 1982. It was the first time the two had met, and they...

Counterreformation

Debates still rage in Moscow about whether hard-liners might try another coup to restore something like the old communist regime. But the real question is, Why...

Undoing Lenin's Legacy

"IT IS ONLY NOW THAT THE REAL PERESTROIKA BEGINS." -- Mikhail Gorbachev Feb. 5, 1990 "WE SHOULD GET RID OF IDEOLOGICAL DOGMATISM." -- Mikhail Gorbachev Feb. 5,...

From The Publisher: Aug. 26, 1991

Who controls the notorious Black Berets? That question has intrigued Moscow correspondent James Carney for months as the Soviet government has frequently denied...

Education: Power to The Classroom!

Joseph Fernandez, who has just completed his first semester as New York City's schools chancellor, is often compared with Mikhail Gorbachev. Like the Soviet...

Perils of Nationhood

The last foreign envoy accredited to the Baltic republics left 50 years ago, after the Red Army extinguished their sovereignty. When Lithuania declared its...

Soviet Union Kissing Hands, Shaking Babies

Boris Yeltsin insisted that he was only going to the Arctic region of Murmansk on a "business trip" last week, but he certainly looked and acted like a man...

From the Publisher: Apr 9 1990

How healthy is Mikhail Gorbachev? Who made the best career move last week? Who is more outrageous, Clayton Williams or Gus Savage? And why might James Baker go...

Middle East: What Are These Two Up To?

When the gulf war ended in March, Washington had high hopes that the allied victory would provide the momentum for Arabs and Israelis to seek a broader peace...

Holding Russia's Fate In His Hands

The course of true reform never has run smooth in Russia. As President Boris Yeltsin prepares to do battle with hard-line opponents at the Congress of People's...