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November 30, 2000

From Our Correspondent: Hirohito and the War
A conversation with biographer Herbert Bix

From Our Correspondent: A Rough Road Ahead
Bad news for the Philippines - and some others

From Our Correspondent: Making Enemies
Indonesia needs friends. So why is it picking fights?

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OCTOBER 29, 1999 VOL. 25 NO. 43

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Maneuvering to the Top
In a dramatic twist, Abdurrahman Wahid becomes Indonesia's leader. Can the new president rule?

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Countdown: The road to B.J. Habibie's downfall
Inside Story: How the balance of opposition power was achieved


Eyewitness: In East Timor, a trail of death and destruction



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Post-Coup Pakistan's generals should make crucial reforms
Population Education will help Asia curb its headcount

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Debate over Asia's democracies

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How to make the dream of an Asian currency a reality

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