Opinion

Anti-Americanism fading in new Russia

October 24, 2001 • 0
It’s difficult to find a genuine anti-American around here in Moscow these days. But I finally came across a good one. She is in her 70s. She has a strange, childish fascination with the moon. She blames the Jews for Russia’s present problems and “rotten capitalism” for the end of the good old days. Best »
Opinion

Senior Columnist: Milan Milenkovic

April 25, 2001 • 0
Driven by a passion for progress and liberty, Yalies have given their lives for independence, fought in wars against authoritarianism, protested in defiance of imperialism and fought for human rights. So where do we go from here? As state-sponsored oppression in defense of the failed idea of nationhood continues to promote economic inequality, wars and »
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Pax Americana: the deceptive promise of a new age

April 19, 2001 • 0
“My God, my God, what a wondrous marvel, when the army gathers at Kosovo!” The year was 1389, the darkest of ages, when the armies of good and evil clashed to seal the fates of entire peoples. The place was the Field of Blackbirds, a battlefield where Prince Lazar of the Serbs was to choose »
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India and Pakistan: Bordering on peace

April 5, 2001 • 0
“At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance.” With these words, »
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Turkey seeks respect within the European community

April 3, 2001 • 0
Istanbul, Turkey — “The day this country becomes a part of the EU, I will give up my British citizenship!” exclaimed my English friend. And stepping back on the Lufthansa plane bound to Frankfurt, he concluded: “Back to civilization –“ But the message that a 12-member Yale delegation at this year’s Harvard World Model United »
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Memo to President Richard Levin

March 22, 2001 • 0
Dear President Levin: Corporate Yale needs to rethink its place in the race to improve higher education. Please don’t get me wrong. Classroom Yale has very few problems. If all aspects of education were left to professors and their students, Yale would, without doubt, continue to be a top institution of higher learning in the »
Opinion

Bush taps Yale graduate to head UN mission

February 22, 2001 • 0
This weekend, President George W. Bush promised John D. Negroponte ’60 some new office space. The address is 799 United Nations Plaza, the corner of 42nd Street and 1st Avenue in New York City, to be precise. And the view is stunning. Standing next to floor-to-ceiling windows of the conference room on the 12th floor, »