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  • What's NATO worth?

    Today's question: How far east should NATO expand? Should the United States concede Russian dominance over the Caucasus in exchange for admitting, say, Ukraine into NATO? Previously, Moynihan and Meier discussed Russia’s membership in G-8 and...
  • A moment of truth in Pakistan

    There are moments in history that prove decisive and mark a turning point for the future. The Civil War was such a moment in the United States. The fall of the Berlin Wall was such a moment for Germany and the European Union. Today is Pakistan's moment of...
  • Gorbachevs heir

    One year ago this month I found myself in the unusual position of hosting lunch for Mikhail Gorbachev. It was a work meeting at the L.A. Times, not some kind of rubber-chicken tribute (the former Soviet president was in town to talk up his Green Cross...
  • 'We even smile at these stories from our parents because it seems so . . . absurd'

    Valentin Geissler has no memory of the wall. He was just 10 months old when it fell, and most of its traces have by now disappeared. But it still hovers over the city like a ghostly presence. "Sometimes I can see in the city where the wall was. . . . I...
  • A Bastille Day revolution

    It may not be surprising that Prince Charles-Henri de Lobkowicz, a descendant of France's King Charles X (the youngest brother of the executed Louis XVI), wears a black tie every year on Bastille Day. Or that Marc de Gontaut-Biron, a member of an...
  • Russian evolution

    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...
  • Gorbachev: Afghan withdrawal best

     
    by Mark Silva As President Barack Obama weighs the U.S. military's options in Afghanistan, the White House is getting some unsolicited advice from someone who knows the territory: Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who oversaw the withdrawal of...
  • Rep. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, heads for Berlin tonight

     
    State Rep. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, is traveling to Berlin Monday evening to attend the 10th Annual Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, which convenes this week to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. In an......
  • How leftist intellectuals once approached bifurcated Berlin

     
    In 1982, the leftist intellectual journal Semiotext(e) published the German Issue, more than 300 pages dedicated to the then-split nation. Now, on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the journal is reissuing it with two new......
  • How the State Department tried to derail Reagan's 'Tear down this wall' speech in Berlin [video]

     
    Twenty years ago today, the Berlin Wall fell, marking the unofficial end of the Cold War. The wall had gone up in the dead of night on Sunday, Aug. 13, 1961, when East German soldiers closed the border to West......
  • Saturday's Highlights: Wanda Sykes has a new show on Fox

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 1 - 7 in PDF format This week's TV Movies FUNNY LADY: Wanda sykes launches a new comedy/variety show 'The Wanda Sykes Show' at 11 p.m. on Fox. SERIES......
  • Little-known mafia is cocaine 'king'

    Europe is fast overtaking the U.S. as the leading destination for the world's cocaine, and a single Italian mafia is largely responsible. The 'Ndrangheta crime syndicate, a ruthless and mysterious network of 155 families born in the rough hills here in...