The Israeli withdrawal from Gaza represented a dramatic new development. But the more things change, the more they stay the same. Robert Zelnick reports on the new—and old—realities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
After 18 years of uninterrupted power, life by 1997 must have seemed rosy for Britain’s Conservatives. Then they were booted from office. Is Labour walking down the same primrose path? By Gerald A. Dorfman.
After helping to bring about the collapse of the Soviet Union, Alexander Yakovlev became the conscience of the new Russian state. Russia has lost its moral leader—when it needs him most. By David Satter.
Economic growth and prosperity in East Asia have proven stupendous, yet security in the region represents a perennial worry. How Washington should navigate the tricky geometry of the Asian Triangle. By John Raisian.
Racism cannot explain the images of deep black poverty that emerged in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. If Katrina was a wake-up call for government, it was also a wake-up call for black America. By Shelby Steele.
The avian flu is already responsible for more than 60 human deaths. If it mutates into a virus transmissible between humans—a real possibility—we could see a worldwide pandemic. How to fight the flu. By Henry I. Miller.
Looking at the world around him in the 1970s and ’80s, East German artist Wolfgang Janisch saw much to protest: the East German communist dictatorship, the nuclear arms race, and rampant environmental destruction. How a humble man with an ordinary life began making extraordinary art—and helped bring down the Berlin Wall. By Brad Bauer.