Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces at Work in the Nation-State

By Zhixing Zhang "Here begins our tale: The empire, long divided, must unite; long united, must divide. Thus it has ever been." This opening adage...

Bhutan: The Indian Army’s Front Line

Strategically located, the tiny Himalayan country is at the center of growing tensions between two great powers. By Victor Robert Lee In late October, on the dirt...

The Two Sides of the Berlin Wall

By William Blum November 9 will mark the 25th anniversary of the tearing down of the Berlin Wall. The extravagant hoopla began months ago in...