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Front Page Last Updated: Jul 17, 2018 - 2:37:32 PM


Editorial
Reflections on the Prague Spring – Part1

Part 1 describes the events leading to the Prague Spring and Part 2 explains the practical side of fighting the Cold War and the international struggles for cultural freedom, international student movements and the role of international labour


Jul 17, 2018 - 2:31:54 PM

Research
CZECHOSLOVAKIA: THE PROBLEM OF SOVIET CONTROL

The recently declassified CIA Intelligence study on Czechoslvnakia and the Soviets.

This Intelligence Report analyzes why the Soviet Union lost political control in Czechoslovakia and how that control was restored during 1968 and 1969. All the weapons in the Soviet arsenal for exercising political control over a brother socialist state were employed at one time or another. The Soviet leadership emerges from the story as fallible in its tactics but certain in its objectives and unrelenting in pursuit of them. Moscow paid a political price in bringing Prague again to heel, but the price was almost certainly less than Moscow was prepared to pay.


Jul 17, 2018 - 11:29:46 AM

International
Evasive Maneuvers
On July 2, 2018, the Parliament of Nepal endorsed a Bill tabled on June 28, 2018, to extend the terms of two transitional justice bodies – the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP).

Jul 17, 2018 - 11:24:41 AM

Dysfunctions
Trump tramples Europe
After a week of hosting US President Donald Trump for a variety of visits and summits, Europe’s leaders may be excused for paraphrasing Charles Dickens’s summary of another tumultuous time in their continent’s history: ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness’.

Jul 17, 2018 - 11:23:27 AM

Africa
Can Zimbabwe finally ditch a history of violence and media repression?
Zimbabwe’s governing ZANU-PF is earnestly courting international legitimacy as the country approaches its first post-independence elections without Robert Mugabe.

Jul 17, 2018 - 11:21:54 AM

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