CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1996 |
My nonassociation with the CIA started 12 years ago. It was in the war-emptied ghost town of Tenancingo, El Salvador, that I was accused of being a CIA spy by local guerrillas whom I visited as administrator of a French humanitarian mission.
November 28, 1999 |
Using simple language that belied the complexity of their concerns, Western governments roundly condemned Russian intervention in the Caucasus this month at a meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. They underscored a critical equation of post-Cold War diplomacy: Pipeline politics make foreign policy. The OSCE call to end Russia's Chechen offensive was choreographed to accompany a long-sought agreement to build a Caspian Sea pipeline that, favoring U.S.
September 18, 1994 |
As the United States threatened to invade Haiti, Russia was busy in its own southern yard Saturday, arranging a cease-fire in one guerrilla war, covertly meddling in another and scrambling to prevent an old one from reigniting.
September 29, 1993 |
Georgian President Eduard A. Shevardnadze on Tuesday fled the rebel-captured city of Sukhumi for his own capital of Tbilisi, where he blamed the Russian military for "masterminding" the assault and charged that the victorious troops were executing "scores" of pro-Georgian officials and ordinary citizens.
November 9, 2003 |
Georgian President Eduard A. Shevardnadze, the onetime Soviet foreign minister who helped end the Cold War, faced a growing crisis Saturday as opposition supporters rallied in his Caucasus nation's capital to demand that he step down. Key opposition politicians urged Shevardnadze, 75, to resign in the wake of alleged fraud in parliamentary elections held Nov. 2.
March 24, 1993 |
When Oleksandr Kovtunenko heard Sunday that Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin might be impeached, the young Ukrainian businessman decided to buy a gun, "the biggest I could find," in case of an invasion by imperialists from Moscow. "I will fight against anyone to defend Ukraine," Kovtunenko said, nervously sipping coffee in a Kiev cafe. Serhij Nechitailo, his business partner, had a safer idea. A plane ticket to the West, he suggested, might be a better bargain.