Attempts to manipulate and corrupt the polls are now a serious woldwide phenomenon.
Albania's Cappuccino Coup
The Albanian ex-communists' victory represents a startling success for a coalition of interests that is sure to gain strength and momentum. Today, Albania; tomorrow, other European countries sleepwalking their way to self-destruction.
The Tory Debacle: Is Thatcher to Blame?
Jonathan Clarke and others discuss the reasons for the Tory electoral defeat in May 1997.
Yeltsin: the Problem, Not the Solution
Too much of Western energy, resources, and political capital has been sunk into schemes whose primary goal is propping up Yeltsin's regime, while not listening to what Russians themselves want and need.
The Wild East
Sinking into poverty amid its natural riches, Vladivostok is almost totally controlled by organized crime.
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.
Chirac: Beyond Gaullism?
The annual G-7 economic summits have been justly described as photoopportunities in which anything except economics may be discussed.
Kenya: A Tarnished Jewel
From the beginning, Kenya was the jewel in Britain's African crown, an idyllic, wife-swapping, polo-playing, lion-shooting place in the sun for the restless, titled, but often impecunious younger sons of empire.
The new world of foreign policy is neither a unipolar world nor a multipolar world, but an integrated global system, in which the United States plays a central, but constantly tempered, role.