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November 9, 2013

Remembering Otto Jelinek’s Past

On the occasion of the International Day against Corruption the foreign representatives of Britain, Canada, Finland, Norway, Sweden, South Korea and the USA signed a…
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August 23, 2011

In Memoriam: Jack Layton – “hope is better than fear”

Victoria, British Columbia, Aug 23, 2011 – The Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition, Jack Layton, has died at 61. I had met Layton when he was…
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May 4, 2011

Good riddance Bloc Québécois

Prague, May 4, 2011 – French Canada’s separatist ambitions are dead – at least for now. Tuesday’s Canadian federal elections were a potent reminder that politics can…
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March 5, 2011

Honoring Jan Zajic in Vitkov

Vitkov/Ostrava, Czech Republic, March 5, 2011 – An early Friday morning in Prague, February 25, 2011. I was on my way to Vitkov, the birthplace of Jan…
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February 21, 2011

Boris Pankin’s 100 days

Prague, Feb 21, 2011 – “Marc,” Boris Pankin bellowed at me as I turned around on one of Prague's side streets. “Yes, Mr. Ambassador,” I…
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December 31, 2010

Some thoughts to end 2010

In Transit, December 31, 2010 – Some have shown courage and resolve. Some have just piddled about. Others are moving very distinctly backwards. In Germany the…
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December 7, 2010

A bit of this and that

Cairo, Egypt, December 7, 2010 – It has been 2 ½ months since my last column. I took many notes – in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Morocco,…
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September 12, 2010

Obama Just Doesn’t Get It

Krynica/Warsaw, Poland Sept 12, 2010 – A day after the 9th Anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, I sit with a former ranking member of…
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August 15, 2010

Where all is not as it seems

The Front Lines, Baku and Budapest, August 15, 2010 – A quiet area of Nagorno-Karabakh belies the tension between Armenia and Azerbaijan. In Baku, an impressive…
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