Castro praises U.S. media

by Toby Westerman -- Cuban President Fidel Castro has declared that the case of Elian Gonzalez "is a lesson," and that in the future communist Cuba will actively seek to mold public more…

Castro advances the Revolution

by Toby Westerman -- Maintaining the high pitch of his revolutionary rhetoric, Cuban President Fidel Castro addressed the closing session of the three-day Group of 77 heads of state conference in Havana, more…

Russia, Belarus plan military build-up

by Toby Westerman -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko will meet this Sunday to discuss a military build-up on the Belarussian border with Poland, according to official Russian more…

Cuba today -- what awaits Elian

by Toby Westerman -- International economic cooperation and the defense of socialist principles highlighted the visit of the Vietnamese delegation to Havana, led by President Tran Duc Luong, for the first meeting more…

Moscow pulls strings in Yugoslavia

by Toby Westerman -- A prominent leader of the Serb opposition movement stated that Yugoslav troops should return to Kosovo and decried NATO's continued rule of the region, according to an official more…

'Public kidnapping' of Elian?

by Toby Westerman -- Furor over the fate of Elian Gonzalez, the lone survivor among a group of would-be Cuban refugees to the U.S., continues to crescendo in Cuba amid the backdrop more…

Russians plan Kosovo intervention, warns general

by Toby Westerman -- A high-ranking Russian general has warned that Russia is preparing plans for military intervention in Kosovo, and that the Yugoslav army could launch a ground offensive against NATO more…

Albanians plan border attack today

by Toby Westerman -- Ethnic Albanians are planning armed attacks on the Serb-Kosovo border today to mark the first anniversary of the beginning of NATO's air war against Yugoslavia, according to a more…

Russia threatens NATO confrontation

by Toby Westerman -- An armed confrontation is possible between Russian and NATO forces in Kosovo, according to Russian Defense Minister Gen. Igor Sergeyev. In an address to a special assembly of more…

The Republic of Kosovo?

by Toby Westerman -- NATO is well on the way to establishing Kosovo, currently a province of Yugoslavia, as an independent nation. If a Republic of Kosovo is declared, the Balkans will more…