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DECEMBER 13, 1999 VOL. 154 NO. 23

C O V E R   S T O R Y
Trade: World of Trouble
The protests that rocked Seattle during meetings of the World Trade Organization may not block free trade, but they have put a spotlight on the dark side of capitalism
Mad as Hell: The organizations behind the anarchy
At Stake: Serious issues divide negotiators in Seattle
Frankenfood: Are genetically modified edibles bad?


A S I A
INDONESIA: Calm Before the Storm
A potential flashpoint was averted last week, but Acehnese separatism continues to pose a serious challenge to Wahid

MALAYSIA: Muddy Mandate
Voters pick Mahathir yet again--but with some caveats

JAPAN: Shop 'Til You Drop
The once-stodgy world of retailing is getting a makeover




P A C I F I C
2000 Olympics: A Friend Indeed
Australian swimming sensation Ian Thorpe owes at least some of his success to inspiration from a friend with cancer

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