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  • Pakistan's problems start at the top

    Gen. Pervez Musharraf seized power in Pakistan eight years ago, claiming that the army had to step in to save the country from corrupt and incompetent politicians. Since then, he has run both the army and the government himself, with the connivance of a...
  • Bush's best-laid plans

    Viewed from a historian's perspective, the Bush administration since 9/11 has ransacked the past to conjure up comforting expectations for the future. President Bush excels in this exercise, expressing confidence that the "untamed fire of freedom" will...
  • Middle East 'proportionality'

    Middle East 'proportionality'
    Since Dec. 27, when Israel began its aerial bombardment of Gaza, killing hundreds of Palestinians -- reportedly more than 200 the first day -- the word most frequently used by the world media is "proportionality." How many bombs, it is asked, should...
  • How India beat the odds

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || || ++++++++++++++++++++ At midnight on Aug. 15, 1947, a new, independent India was born on a subcontinent racked with violence, ripped apart by a bloody partition. It came into being as flames blazed across the land, as corpse-...
  • All lines lead to Delhi

    Shortly before the fall of the vast, wealthy Mughal reign -- the one that managed to generate one-fifth of the world's wealth in 1600 and gave us the anglicized word "mogul" -- a leader is said to have shrugged off an impending foreign invasion by saying,...
  • Americans Lower Expectations for Presidency

     
    Feb. 27, 1980: This page is such a time capsule of the 1980s that I couldn’t decide on one story. There's Baltimore Sun columnist Matt Seiden's a piece on the war between humans and computers, an essay by Calvin Zon on Haitian refugees in Florida,...
  • ISRAEL: Author waits--and waits--for permit to travel to Lebanon for literary award

     
    Literature is supposed to transcend borders, but sometimes it runs up against them. Author Ala Hlehel is among the winners of the Beirut39 literary competition, which acknowledges fresh voices in Arab literature in a list of 39 writers under the......
  • ISRAEL: Author receives permit to travel to Lebanon

     
    A previous post told of Ala Hlehel's petition to receive permission from the Israeli government to travel to Lebanon for a literary festival. Hlehel, an Arab citizen of Israel who is among the recipients of the Beirut39 awards for Arab......
  • Rocket Attack Reported At Baghdad News Conference

    BAGHDAD -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was unharmed as he ducked behind a podium after a rocket or mortar round landed near the prime minister's office Thursday while the two men were speaking at a news conference. Small chips of debris floated...
  • Pakistan after Musharraf

    Power has been draining away from Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf for more than a year. His party suffered a stunning electoral defeat in February that accelerated his isolation. Had he departed peacefully when his constitutional term expired in...
  • 'Bigger, Stronger, Faster'

    'Bigger, Stronger, Faster'
    Sylvester Stallone, Hulk Hogan, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The 1980s saw an explosion of butt-kicking in America, observes Christopher Bell in the raucously funny and surprisingly insightful prologue to his debut documentary, "Bigger, Stronger, Faster*."...