Viktor Yushchenko may worry the Kremlin, but other authoritarian regimes in the former U.S.S.R. find him downright scary. The Ukrainian opposition leader's triumph in last week's presidential rematch was a sharp display of people power to the region's inhabitants--and to its leaders.
In the summer of 1990, before the first gulf war, an adviser to President George H.W. Bush instructed White House aides on how to deal with the media. "Tell them we can't just let Iraq get away with this," he said. "There is a new world order developing." Half an hour later, that famous catchphrase blipped up on CNN.
Open mouth, insert foot. that has long seemed Silvio Berlusconi's patented political style. The Italian prime minister has been pratfalling his way across the world's stage ever since he took office last May in one of the most controversial and scandal-pocked elections Europe has ever seen.
You can feel winter coming on, and it's not just a matter of snowstorms blowing down the mountains of Afghanistan. The international alliance against terrorism is entering a new and dangerous phase, opening hidden cracks and fissures--not unlike crevasses in a slow-moving glacier.Without question, European governments stand squarely behind America and the war.
Imagine the scene last week in Kosovo. The acrid smell of burning metal. The scraps of clothing, children's books strewn across the road, the blood and bits of bodies--the sad human detritus of a bus blown apart by a powerful mine that killed seven Serbs on a holiday pilgrimage to the graves of their ancestors and wounded more than 40 others.Now consider this.
You can't miss the books. At Amazon.com, three of the top 10 best-selling business books over the past year were how- to manuals for budding day traders--those glamorous New Age financial buccaneers who make a living (and retire early) buying and selling stocks over the Internet.Nor can you miss the ads.
GLENN FORD, 17, IS A PRETTY TYPICAL senior. He likes sports and studies English, trigonometry and history. But come afternoon, he morphs into a Future Technician of America--thanks to an innovative training program sponsored at his Wilmington, Del., high school by Microsoft Corp.