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Articles from October 24

A Costly Disease; Europe and the Rest of the World Braces for the Economic Fallout of a Possible Bird-Flu Pandemic
Byline: George Wehrfritz and Rod Nordland (With John David Sparks in New York and Emily Flynn Vencat and Martin Stabe in London) The remote Danube delta village of Ceamurlia de Jos in Romania is a busy place these days. Squads of men in surgical...
Aristide Agonistes; Are U.S. Officials Working Up to an Indictment of the Ex-President for Alleged Links to Drug Runners?
Byline: Joseph Contreras Ever since a nationwide rebellion forced Haiti's President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to flee the impoverished island country in February 2004, federal prosecutors in Miami have systematically tracked down and imprisoned some...
A Spreading War; A Bloody Gun Battle Spotlights the Bitter Mix of Resentment and Islamic Extremism Bubbling in the Caucasus
Byline: Kevin O'Flynn and Anna Nemtsova They came early in the morning. More than a hundred, and perhaps as many as 500 armed men attacking the quiet Russian town of Nalchik in the shadow of Europe's highest mountain. A bloody battle over the next...
Broken Borders; Trafficking: Globalization Has Lowered Barriers to Illegal as Well as Legal Commerce, and International Smuggling Now Threatens to Derail the World Economy
Byline: Moises Naim (NAIM is the editor of Foreign Policy magazine. His book, 'Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats Are Hijacking the Global Economy,' is released this week by Doubleday.) Last week a British sting operation code-named...
Burning the Furniture; Steve Miller
Byline: Keith Naughton Steve Miller, CEO of newly bankrupt U.S. car-parts maker Delphi Corp., has always known how to cut the tension in difficult situations. Last month, with Delphi in feverish (and ultimately fruitless) negotiations for a bailout...
Deja Vu All over Again; China Is an Aspiring Superpower, with Economic and Military Ambitions; It Is Even Less Likely to Cave [to U.S. Demands] Than Japan
Byline: Jeffrey E. Garten (Garten is the Juan Trippe Professor at the Yale School of Management. He can be contacted at Jeffrey.Garten@Yale.edu.) During this past week, secretary of the Treasury John Snow, Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan...
HELPING HANDS; Killer Quake: Is There Is a Chance Islamabad and New Delhi Can Find Common Cause in This Horrific Tragedy?
Byline: Ron Moreau and Zahid Hussain (With Sudip Mazumdar in New Delhi) Early last week, three days after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake devastated Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, Lt. Col. Chiragh Haider dispatched a group of Pakistani Army soldiers two...
Immigration: AT THE GATES; as the European Union Expands, It's Come Face to Face with a New World
Byline: Christopher Dickey (With Eric Pape and Tracy McNicoll in Paris, Jenny Barchfield in Madrid, Jacopo Barigazzi in Milan, and Stefan Theil in Berlin) The Africans had walked for days from the vast Sahara to reach those high fences topped with...
Line of Defense; Beijing Is Worried about 'Alarming' Levels of Social Unrest, but a Policy of Local Crackdowns Is Backfiring
Byline: Melinda Liu In the '90s, the Chongqing Special Steelworks was touted as a modern state-run enterprise, with fat profits and grand plans to expand. In fact, its managers were cooking the books to feign profitability. They couldn't pay back...
Periscope
Byline: Christopher Dickey, John Barry, Mark Hosenball and Dan Ephron, B. J. Lee, Jonathan Adams, Mark Hosenball and Richard Wolffe, Ginanne Brownell, Elise Soukup, Nick Summers, Emily Flynn, Benjamin Sutherland SYRIA: Buried With Secrets Damascus...
Public Health: No Cause for Panic; the Spread of Bird Flu to Europe Has Officials Worried, but the Likelihood of the Disease Spreading to Humans Remains Low
Byline: Emily Flynn Vencat Predicting the severity of a natural disaster is a tricky business. David Nabarro, the coordinator for avian and human influenza for the United Nations, found out firsthand just how tricky earlier this month when he mentioned...
Silence Is Golden; an Antiwar Playwright Wins the Nobel Prize
Byline: Tara Pepper The TV news report last Thursday announcing that renowned British playwright and poet Harold Pinter had died was surprising only to the few who did not know he had been diagnosed with cancer in 2002. The corrected version, following...
State of Fury; If the Meltdown Comes, It Will Begin in Manchuria, Long a Vortex of Intrigue
Byline: Stephen Glain A senior U.S. security official on a visit to Beijing last year was having drinks with Chinese counterparts when the talk turned to rising social strife. The American assumed China's poor western provinces, plagued by ethnic...
The Devil in Pictures; the Vatican Is Steadfast in Its Defense of Exorcism
Byline: Barbie Nadeau For the first 22 years of her life, Anneliese Michel was an unremarkable young woman--a teacher in training and part of a devout Roman Catholic family in Germany. She also happened to be an epileptic, and prone to the seizures...
The Price of Power; Has Merkel Given Away Too Much? Maybe Not
Byline: Stefan Theil Angela Merkel will be the first woman to lead Germany since Empress Theophanu in A.D. 991. Yet what's greeted her unwieldy coalition of Christian Democrats and Social Democrats, to be painstakingly hammered out over the coming...
Winning Argument; Take Him on at Your Own Risk. Amartya Sen Is More Than Just a Leading Economist
Byline: Shashi Tharoor One Indian, the old joke goes, is a monologue; two Indians are a debate; three Indians, two political parties. That Indians are argumentative seems beyond dispute. But it takes an economist of Nobel laureate Amartya Sen's...