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A Few Unstable Assumptions

The Central Bank's mechanisms for stabilizing the ruble are limited. Is anyone really willing to take responsibility for a 20-ruble dollar?

Too Scared to Laugh

As I was driving to meet a few friends the other night, I noticed a banner advertising a chain of Georgian restaurants.

No Time for Fiddling While Iran Is Arming

The UN Security Council issued another ultimatum to Iran on Monday: Give up on your nuclear weapons program by Aug. 31 -- or we'll hold yet another meeting to discuss your fate.

An Inconvenient Country

I have a small dacha near Klin. Since a lot of people like to poke their noses around in other people's dachas, it needs a security system.

Peace Unlikely as Operations Expand

Israel commits ground forces deeper into Lebanon than at any time since the beginning of the conflict.

Chaos Hits Mexican Capital

Street protests led by the leftist candidate in Mexico's presidential election plunged the capital into chaos for a second day Tuesday, raising fears of an increasingly nasty fight over vote fraud claims.

Bushes Disagree on Foreign Policy

When they first met as United States president and Israeli prime minister, George W. Bush made clear to Ariel Sharon he would not follow in the footsteps of his father.

As a Transition Looms in Cuba, U.S. Prepares

The administration of U.S. President George W. Bush dismissed Raul Castro, suddenly the acting leader in Cuba, as no more than a ""prison-keeper"" on Tuesday, as officials reviewed long-standing plans for the post-Fidel Castro era.

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