In 1993, Iraqi dictator Sadden Hussein rejected arms inspections, and Kuwait disrupted a plot to assassinate former U.S. President George H.W. Bush.
North Korea withdrew from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and proceeded to proliferate.
Mogadishu melted down, with disastrous consequences for U.S. troops in Somalia.
By year’s end, one thing was clear: The much ballyhooed post-Cold War “Pax...