No Illusions: Russia's Student Generation
As Russia navigates its current time of troubles, the identity of its youth, especially the elite in higher education, takes on greater importance than at any time since 1917.
Trop de Zle
Lord Owen is one of those many unfortunates who, in the period of terminal decline of the British Empire, was sent off to sup with devils, equipped only with an undersized spoon.
Deja Vu All Over Again: Algeria, France, and Us
Barely three decades after fighting one of the bitterest of all colonial wars, France and Algeria are again embroiled in conflict.
Churchill's Realism: Reflections on the Fulton Speech
The speech is remembered today as a seminal pronouncement on behalf of the Atlantic solidarity and clearheaded realism. What is less remembered is that at the time the address brought down on Churchill a torrent of controversy.
Chirac: Beyond Gaullism?
The annual G-7 economic summits have been justly described as photoopportunities in which anything except economics may be discussed.