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A Brave Guatemalan Judge Challenges Corrupt Brass Hats
By Frank Smyth, August 13, 1999, The Wall Street Journal

Something new and promising happened in Guatemala last month when Judge Marco Tulio Molina Lara sentenced ex-Army Lt. Col. Carlos Ochoa Ruiz to 14 years in prison for trafficking in cocaine.

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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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Limp Willy?
By Frank Smyth, April 1, 1999, Salon.com

As the Clinton administration escalates NATO’s bombing of Yugoslavia to a level not seen in the Balkans since World War II, the worst humanitarian disaster in Europe since that war is likewise emerging, as Yugoslavia’s Serbian troops attack ethnic Albanians…

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Battle Horn: So Much for Africa’s “New Leaders.”
By Frank Smyth, March 1, 1999, The New Republic

The war on Africa’s Horn may be the most dramatic and bloodiest chapter in the rapid disintegration of an alliance among a group of African leaders–commonly referred to as the “new leaders”–that once held much promise. In 1996, Isaias and Meles, along with Uganda’s…

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