Bureau of International Information Programs
Coordinator Jeremy F. CurtinExecutive Editor Jonathan MargolisCreative Director George Clack Editor-in-Chie Richard W. Huckaby Managing Editor Charlene PorterProduction Manager Christian Larson Assistant Production Manager Sylvia Scott Web Producer Janine Perry Copy Editor Rosalie TargonskiPhoto Editor Maggie J. SlikerCover Design Tim BrownReerence Specialist Anita N. Green Associate Editors Alexandra M. AbboudBruce Odessey
The Bureau o International Inormation Programs o theU.S. Department o State publishes a monthly electronic journal under the
logo. These journalsexamine major issues acing the United States and theinternational community, as well as U.S. society, values,thought, and institutions.One new journal is published monthly in English and isollowed by versions in French, Portuguese, Russian, andSpanish. Selected editions also appear in Arabic, Chinese,and Persian. Each journal is catalogued by volume andnumber.The opinions expressed in the journals do not necessarily relect the views or policies o the U.S. government. TheU.S. Department o State assumes no responsibility orthe content and continued accessibility o Internet sitesto which the journals link; such responsibility residessolely with the publishers o those sites. Journal articles,photographs, and illustrations may be reproduced andtranslated outside the United States unless they carry explicit copyright restrictions, in which case permissionmust be sought rom the copyright holders noted in the journal.The Bureau o International Inormation Programsmaintains current and back issues in several electronicormats, as well as a list o upcoming journals, at
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Cover: All photos © AP images. Collage by Tim Brown.
Volume 12, Number 12