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Commentary on Current Issues
Let Sleeping Tsars Lie:
The Curse of the Romanovs
By KEITH MOONTsar Alexander II

“Yeltsin himself came to fame in the old Soviet system when, in 1974 as the regional Communist leader in Sverdlovsk (now renamed Ekaterinburg), he ordered the razing of the Ipatiev House where the last Romanov tsar and his family were executed.” [FULL TEXT]

 

Some Notes on U.S. Policy Toward Iraq
By PAUL SULLIVAN

Tomahawk cruise missile fired at Iraq

 

“The future stability of the Middle East and the vital interests of the United States are in jeopardy as direct results of U.S. policy on Iraq.” [FULL TEXT]

 

Bombs for Peace? Misreading Kosovo
By MICHAEL RADU

“The understandable desire to punish a villainous Milosevic should not take precedence over serious consideration of national interests, even the very limited ones we have in Kosovo. Nor should we be blinded by loose charges of ‘genocide’ that cheapen the moral value of the language of politics. Decrying ‘genocide,’ when fewer than 2,000 people (not all Albanians) have died in Kosovo since 1989, demeans the memory of victims of true genocide: Jews, Gypsies, Tutsis.” [FULL TEXT]

Also, a Gallery of Images of the Kosovo Tragedy
Four images worth contemplating
Courtesy of ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

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