In Serbia, Gay Activists Prepare for the Worst BELGRADE — Gay activists, planning to hold a demonstration on October 10 in the Serbian capital, are hoping that the third time’s the charm. In 2001, a hastily arranged parade ended in violence when ultranationalists disrupted the small gathering. Gay activists waited eight years before deciding that the atmosphere might be safe enough to try...

Mbeki's Rhodesia Problem Throughout the 1960s and 70s, five successive British prime ministers had to contend with the “Rhodesia problem.” The former colony – which unilaterally separated from Britain in 1965 – became a thorn in the side of every leader from Harold Wilson to Margaret Thatcher. Rhodesia did what only one other country in the world –...