From The Publisher: May 4, 1992

COVERING THE NEW WORLD ORDER IS A CHALLENGE FOR any news organization, but we at TIME, with the largest foreign-bureau network of any global newsmagazine, meet it eagerly each week. As old empires crumble and new nations emerge, we have expanded our coverage accordingly, opening two new bureaus in the past four months alone. "The pace of change is so dramatic," says deputy chief of correspondents Paul A. Witteman, "that it is more important than ever to have people strategically placed to observe and report on major developments."

From his new vantage point in Berlin, correspondent Daniel Benjamin lives at the...

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