A Power Surge for the Valley RAPHAEL J. SONENSHEIN, Raphael J. Sonenshein, a political scientist at Cal State Fullerton, is the author of "Politics in Black and White: Race and Power in Los Angeles" (Princeton University Press, 1993)
Free Cyber Speech Applies to CSUN MICHAEL SOHIGIAN and JOHN BIRKE, Michael Sohigian is an attorney in San Diego. John Birke, an attorney in Woodland Hills, lost his state Senate bid to incumbent Cathie Wright in November. Sohigian and Birke represent Landers against California State University
China and Russia: A Worrisome Affair on the Rebound Robert A. Manning, Robert A. Manning, a former State Department official (1989-93) and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute, is the author of "Asian Policy: The New Soviet Challenge in the Pacific (Unwin Hyman)
Advice for the Next Director--the Spies Need a New Mission Milton A. Bearden, Milton A. Bearden, a 30-year veteran of the CIA, served as senior manager for clandestine operations. His book, "The Black Tulip" (Random House), a novel about the collapse of the Soviet Union, will be out late this summer
Standards of Meritocracy Don't Add Up JUDY B. ROSENER, JUDY B. ROSENER IS A PROFESSOR IN THE Graduate School of Management of UC Irvine. She is the author of "America's Competitive Secret: Utilizing Women as a Management Strategy."