In Europe, Could the Bear Be Back?

IT WAS NO DOUBT A GOOD THING THAT BORIS YELTSIN AND the forces of reform won in Russia. But it was not such a good thing that they needed the firepower of the army to do it. Although Western leaders are relieved that the armed forces came down on the more enlightened side of Moscow's political divide, they must face the disconcerting fact that the generals have earned themselves a place of power in Kremlin policymaking. Already positions have started to harden. Echoes of old, Soviet-sounding themes are being heard beneath the lighter melodies of democracy and reform. As of old,...

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