JANUARY 2004
   
  VOL. 51, No. 1

Cover Story

KEEPING THE FAITH: JOHN PAUL II's 25th ANNIVERSARY
  John Paul’s Final Mission, Valérie Thorin, Jeune Afrique/L’intelligent, Paris
History’s Turning Point, Maciej Lukasiewicz, Rzeczpospolita, Warsaw
Radical Traditionalist, Alberto Aziz Nassif, El Universal, Mexico
A World Leader in His Time, The Irish Times, Dublin
A Pope from the Third World, Michael Campbell-Johnston, Guyana Chronicle, Georgetown
Features
  MALAYSIA AFTER MAHATHIR
Retiring the Mahathir Model
, The Nation, Bangkok
Rural Malaysia Mired in Poverty, Anil Netto, Inter Press Service, Rome
Summit’s Tale of Lost Opportunity, The New Zealand Herald, Auckland
Six Countries, Six Days, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila
BOLIVIA’S POLITICAL EARTHQUAKE
Overthrown! Semana, Bogotá
The Lessons of Bolivia, Tomás Linn, Búsqueda, Montevideo
Andean Time Bomb, María Elvira Samper, Revista Cambio, Bogotá
BROKEN DREAMS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Hope Diminishes and Disappears, Natan Zehavi, Zman Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv
Happy Ramadan! Ahmad Sub Laban, Palestine Report, Jerusalem
The Coup by the Left’s Generals, Liron Nagler-Kohen, Hatzofeh, Tel Aviv
Intersecting Journeys, Suad Amiry and Batya Gur, Le Nouvel Observateur, Paris

Departments

  VIEWPOINTS
An Oligarch’s Arrest
Appointment of a Gay Episcopal Bishop
NATIONS

The Chinese Curse on Sri Lanka
, The Island, Colombo
Politics Is About to Get Interesting
, The Guardian, London
Kenya’s Filthy Rich Civil Servants
, The East African, Nairobi
STATE OF THE DEBATE

Egypt: A Writer's Rejection
South America: Free Trade at the Crossroads
Colombia: Uribe Pays for Political Stumbles
Sudan: An End to War?
Ivory Coast: Death of a Journalist
Georgia: Presidential Preview
Switzerland: Right-Wing Surge
Japan: Climate of Fear
Nepal: Downward Spiral
PEOPLE
Humaira Awais Shahid: Fighting Forced Marriages
Wei Siang Yu: Sex and the City-State
ARTS

“All Fired Up” Der Spiegel, Hamburg
New Picasso Museum Has a Family Feel, El Mundo, Madrid
COVER: Pope John Paul II celebrates a Mass of beatification for Anton Martin Slomek in Maribor, Slovenia, Sept. 19, 1999. (AFP/Corbis)
Cover Design: Laura R. Custus
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EYE ON THE UNITED STATES
In the Grip of the Right
Folha de São Paulo, São Paulo
Chasing the Latino Vote,
La Jornada, Mexico City
BOOKS
The Antidote to Suicide
Tiempos del Mundo, Montevideo
SOCIETY
Radio Hope in Kabul
Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich
Out with the Old
Sunday Observer, Dar es Salaam
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Bringing Space Exploration Down to Earth, Xinmin Weekly, Shanghai
A Matter of Personality
Iton Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv
COMMENTARY

Red Cross Symbol Fails to Translate in Iraq
The Times, London
From the Tigris to the Mekong
Libération, Paris
Reforming the U.N.’s Security Council: Where Are the Arabs?
The Daily Star, Beirut
Anti-Semitism Lurking in the Globalization Debate?
Die Zeit, Hamburg

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