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How They See Us in Washington

October 23, 2010 // Lidové noviny - Czech Republic - Czech

<b>Focused on Brussels</b> Last year in July, leading figures of Central Europe, among them former Czech president Václav Havel, sent a letter to President Barack Obama expressing fears of Russian influence and calling on the American president not to “throw overboard” his allies in Central and Eastern Europe. [Read more]

Google Eyes Czech Market

September 8, 2010 // Lidové noviny - Czech Republic - Czech

<i>The world leader in search engines has started up its advertising campaign.</i> It has still not managed to threaten the dominant position of Seznam in the Czech Republic. Google has attacked the Czech Internet. The world leader in search engines operates in 181 lands; thus far it is not number one in only five [Read more]

What Comes After the Withdrawal?

August 24, 2010 // Lidové noviny - Czech Republic - Czech

Was it better under Saddam Hussein or now? For sixty years, the cliché held true in America that whenever the U.S. got stuck in a war, it was under Democratic presidents, whereas Republicans brought the soldiers home. Truman dragged America into Korea; Eisenhower ended that war. Kennedy and Johnson dragged America [Read more]

Damned MuslYMCA

August 12, 2010 // Lidové noviny - Czech Republic - Czech

The critics have thus far been unsuccessful at finding a fitting analogy, but the message of the threat is clear: Any mosque or Islamic center whatsoever is a symbol of America’s enemies.

A General Who Knew That You Can’t Win by Shooting

June 29, 2010 // Mladá fronta dnes - Czech Republic - Czech

In April, he visited us, the Czech Provincial Reconstruction Team, in Logar, Afghanistan. The man at whom the whole world is gazing now conducted himself naturally and amiably, as if he did not have four stars on his epaulettes. He radiated natural authority. He was extraordinary in that he unhesitatingly worked 18 [Read more]

A Farewell to Nuclear Arms

June 1, 2010 // Project Syndicate - Czech Republic

2010 will determine whether U.S. President Barack Obama’s vision of a nuclear-free world will remain a distant but achievable hope, or must be abandoned.
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