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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...

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...

Khrushchev's Secret Tapes

Ousted from power in 1964, Nikita Khrushchev became a nonperson, living out his last seven years under virtual house arrest in the village of Petrovo- Dalneye,...

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...

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...

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...

Is The Flood of Soviet Jews Drying Up?

Anatoli Nemov speaks with all the soul of a Russian artist when he talks about emigrating to Israel. "I will always feel drawn there," says the 37- year-old...

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...

Ignoble Prize for Candor

GEORGI ARBATOV The Soviet foreign policy expert wryly commented to journalists on the laurels bestowed upon Mikhail Gorbachev and in the process proved just how...

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...

Genscher: The Man Who Shares the Glory

They have little in common, and often they don't seem to like each other much. But Helmut Kohl and his Foreign Minister, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, have depended on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Let's Change the Subject

Several scandal-tinged Senators have rushed to associate themselves with a variety of no-lose issues, many related to the gulf war. IMAGE PROBLEM Alan Cranston,...

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...