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Cold War Bias in Colombia?
By Frank Smyth, October 7, 1999, IntellectualCapital.com

Carlos Castano is not a name that comes up much in the debate over whether to escalate U.S. drug-war aid to Colombia. But policy-makers and politicians alike in America should be mindful of the alliances that he and other rightist paramilitaries…

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Did Kosovo Beget East Timor?
By Frank Smyth, September 23, 1999, IntellectualCapital.com

Never have so many different forces been deployed in the same place. Hungarian soldiers guard “Film City,” the former movie studio that is now a hilltop command post for NATO-led international forces in Kosovo’s capital of Pristina.

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Growing Pains in the Horn of Africa?
By Frank Smyth, August 19, 1999, IntellectualCapital.com

Many developing nations have borders that were first established by colonial powers. But few embrace their colonial heritage as closely as does Eritrea, a tiny nation of 3.6 million people that amicably seceded from larger Ethiopia in 1993.

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Most Wanted
By Frank Smyth, July 22, 1999, IntellectualCapital.com

The less-than-modest American diplomat who brokered the 1995 Dayton accords to end the war in Bosnia, Richard Holbrooke, did more than anyone else to persuade the Clinton administration that Yugoslavia’s president, Slobodan Milosevic…

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Overstretched?
By Frank Smyth, June 24, 1999, IntellectualCapital.com

Baghdad waited only three days last week before rejecting a British/Dutch proposal to finally lift economic sanctions against Iraq in exchange for new inspections into its ability to produce weapons of mass destruction.

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The Genocide Doctrine
By Frank Smyth, May 20, 1999, IntellectualCapital.com

President Clinton was morally disgraced at home only to become a moral crusader abroad four months after being impeached. His newly discovered moralism, however, began to emerge two months after the Drudge Report broke the Lewinsky liaison. Who expected such a turnaround from Bill Clinton? Even more surprising…

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Africa’s Horn War
By Frank Smyth, April 29, 1999, IntellectualCapital.com

Secessionist struggles stoke nationalist passions, but they do not necessarily correspond to ethnic groups. While ethnicity burns the fire in the Balkans, ethnic Tigrinyans lead both Ethiopia and Eritrea into battle in the war on the African Horn.

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