Katyn memorialOn May 5, 2010, in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, a special conference took place to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Katyn Massacre of 1940.

US Army in Red SquareAnti-communists at the height of the Cold War may have dreamed of the day when NATO troops would march triumphantly through Red Square. But they probably never imagined it would be under a Soviet flag, with the hammer and sickle flying overhead.

Reuters news reported on May 7 that Israel does not plan to review its nuclear policies, despite efforts by the United States and other world powers at the current UN conference of Parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to promote a Middle East free of nuclear arms.

Iraqi-run prisonThe New York-based Human Rights Watch reported April 27 that a secret Iraqi prison maintained by the current lame-duck Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki engaged in “routine” torture against detainees.

Gordon BrownWhile no one yet knows how the British general election of 2010 will end, one thing is sure: there will be no powerful guiding principle which will emerge from the electoral chaos.

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