JULY 2003
   
  VOL. 50, No. 7

Cover Story

DEMOCRACY BY DESIGN
  Democracy and the Middle East, Li Xuejiang, Renmin Ribao, Beijing
The Gulf After the Change, Said al-Shihabi, Al-Quds al-Arabi, London
Americans Are Here to Stay, Samir Ragab, Al-Gomhuria, Cairo
Democracy Without Islam, Iffat Idris Malik, Dawn, Karachi
Islamist Revival, Mahmud Farshidi, Resalat, Tehran
Features
  CHINA: SARS AND THE POLITICS OF SILENCE
The Chinese Plague
, Chris Taylor, The Age, Melbourne
SARS Is Making a Change, Xiong Lei, World Press Review correspondent, Beijing
Shift in Official Mentality, Zhang Jianjing, Zhongguo Jingji Shibao, Beijing
Epidemic Shows China’s Weaknesses, Wang Dan, Taipei Times, Taipei
How to Test the Truth of Speeches, Wu Guoguang, Hsin Pao, Hong Kong

CASTRO’S WAR ON DISSENT
Beyond the Son and Sand, Benoit Aubin, Maclean’s, Toronto
Czechs Take a Stand, Erik Tabery, Respekt, Prague
Havana States Its Case, Damián Alin, Bohemia, Havana
A Spy Comes In from the Cold, Pedro de la Hoz, Granma Internacional, Havana
Cuba, Human-Rights Watchdog? The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver

Departments

  VIEWPOINTS
Weapons of Mass Destruction, MIA

NATIONS

Green Light: Border Opening in Cyprus,
HVG, Budapest
When the Wall Falls
Kathimerini, Athens

STATE OF THE DEBATE

Brazil: Next Election or Next Generation?
Nigeria: Obasanjo's Tainted Victory
Zimbabwe: Mugabe's Grip Loosens
Germany: Attack on the Leisure Society
Serbia and Montenegro: Case Closed
Israel: Solidarty Forever?
Japan: Constitutional Controversy
India/Pakistan: Giving Peace a Chance

PEOPLE
Harald Schmidt: Comic Blitzkrieg
Charity Ngilu: Kenya's Leading Woman


ARTS

Consolation for Algeria, Le Figaro, Paris
Vietnam’s Gritty Reality on Film, Inter Press Service, Rome
COVER: Shiite Muslims hold a protest in Baghdad asking for a greater representation in Iraq’s new government, April 28, 2003. (Gamma-Presse/Alain Buu)Cover design: Laura Custus.
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No Smoke Without Fire
La Jornada, Mexico City
America and Its POWs
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich

BOOKS

A Woman in Berlin
Literaturen, Berlin

SOCIETY
Bleak Wedding
Ma’ariv, Tel Aviv

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Reviving Russian Science
Literaturnaya Gazeta, Moscow
Playing at Being Gods?
El Mundo, Madrid

COMMENTARY

Road Map for Legitimizing Terror
Ha’aretz, Tel Aviv
Abu Mazen’s Cabinet Must Take Necessary Steps
Al-Ayyam, Ramallah


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