<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]
Once again, a great variety of theories on the end of the American empire are turning up.
The Republican revolt is an altogether American tradition.
<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]
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]
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.
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]
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.
With President Obama, Europeans have an opportunity to partner with the United States to seek solutions in the region.