In August 1991, Soviet hardliners held Mikhail Gorbachev captive at a Crimean resort in a last-ditch effort to save the crumbling Soviet empire. Anatoly Chernyaev, Gorbachev's foreign policy advisor was there when it happened. In this excerpt from the diary he kept at the time -- newly translated into English -- he tells the story of the coup attempt that destroyed the USSR.
Does WikiLeaks' newest document dump tell us anything we don't know about Guantánamo, or is it just another reminder that the United States' least worst place is now its most intractable legal problem? FP
asked four experts on military law and interrogation to weigh in on the Gitmo papers.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may have shaved off his mustache,
but it's going to take a whole lot more than that to convince the world that he's not a
dictator. FP investigates the whiskers that autocrats wear.