An Arabian 1989?
Despite notable parallels to the fall of the iron Curtain, the path ahead for today's popular movements in the Middle East is more uncertain.
The other 1989s
| 09 November 2009 | FEATURES |
While the break-up of the Soviet empire brought freedom to Eastern Europe, elsewhere the consequences were often destructive and deadly.
The Fall of the Soviet Empire
Lenin was an expert in kindling revolutions, but he would have been puzzled by the one which took place in 1989 in Eastern Europe.
The Roaring Year
A MercatorNet exclusive: the first head of state of Lithuania after the break-up of the Soviet Union recalls the heady days of 1989.
Fatigue on the road to freedom
Twenty years after the demolition of the Berlin Wall, where has all the euphoria gone?