as prime minister just six months ago, Putin's meteoric rise to the top in
the Kremlin seems unstoppable, as Russia heads for early presidential
elections. ROB JONES from Workers' Democracy - the
Committee for a Workers' International's section in the CIS - assesses the
situation that Yeltsin's protégé faces in Russia
Venezuela - The Eye of the Storm
In the midst of Venezuela's worst economic crisis
for decades, severe flooding killed thousands of people and brought air
and sea ports to a standstill. TONY SAUNOIS evaluates the
effects of the disaster against the political backdrop of the election 14
months ago of the radical president, Hugo Chávez.
Marxism at the millenium, the Battle in Seattle, and more...
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In Issue 45
Scotland: Tuition Fee victory in sight
China and the WTO
German CDU in crisis
How the Labour Party was formed
Kossovo war: one year on
Sri-Lanka: A deadly upsurge in communal violence
The Economic Horror by Viviane Forrester
UNDP: What the market really means