chapter  3
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The Clash of Arms in Exotic Locales

ByPeter Arnett

It’s mid-summer and I’m in Grozny, an appropriate place to write about my scariest moments. The Chechen capital is a volatile brew of late 20th-century geopolitical mayhem—a combination of Sarajevo under siege, the maniacal Beirut of the early 1980s and the last days of Saigon.