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Schmidle Reports from Pakistan

January 2, 2008

The trick in putting out a quarterly anchored by current events is to figure out what will be current in a few months. That is our editor's job, and how he does it, I would not try to guess. But somehow the stars aligned this week, and we've got a ho [...]

Chiquita’s Terrorist Ties Highlighted in VQR

September 14, 2007

A demobilized paramilitary fighter, "Lorenzo," in Turbo, Colombia. A hazard of producing a quarterly with months-long lead times is that it's not easy to be timely. We have to forecast what will be relevant and informative in light of events six mon [...]

Saddam Is Dead

December 30, 2006

Saddam Hussein has been executed in Baghdad. In the coming days, we can all expect renewed debate about whether deposing and executing Hussein has been worth the human and political toll. (I think our stance is clear.) As a background for this discus [...]