Sinking into poverty amid its natural riches, Vladivostok is almost totally controlled by organized crime.
American civil-military relations will remain vexed for some time.
Clashing OnPierre Hassner and Samuel HuntingtonPierre HassnerThe exchange (one can hardly call it a debate) provoked by SamuelHuntington's savage reaction to my review (Spring 1997) is at thesame time sad, funny, and boring.
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