Story | Jun 14, 2009
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Story | Dec 13, 2010 | 4:32 PMLoath as I am to play into Time's annual bid for attention with its "Person of the Year," I nevertheless give you the results of the magazine's reader poll for the designation -- please, not the honor -- of the...
Story | Feb 5, 2009
Russia has lost an empire and not yet found a role. As we approach the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we should pay tribute again to the fact that a nuclear-armed superpower surrendered its vast continental empire with scarcely a shot...
Story | Oct 21, 1989
MOSCOW -- The Soviet Union, which built an empire of Communist satellite states in Eastern Europe with zeal and determination over four decades, now seems to be watching its breakup with surprising equanimity--and even approval--as one ally after...
Story | Nov 10, 1989
EAST BERLIN -- The East German government threw open its borders Thursday and announced that its citizens now may travel freely to West Germany. Thousands of jubilant East Germans quickly tested the new policy by flocking to the crossing points in divided...