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Vaclav Havel’s “The Power of the Powerless”

A specter is haunting Eastern Europe: the specter of what in the West is called “dissent” This specter has not appeared out of thin air. 10,746 more words


November 1989: Moments that Change Your Life

by Bruce Berglund.

Most of us remember exactly where we were when we first heard reports of certain historical events. My grandparents remembered where they were on the Sunday of December 7, 1941, while for my parents’ generation the crushing news came on November 22, 1963. 1,589 more words


Poland Resumes Exhumation of Stalinist-Era Mass Grave

Source Agence France Presse, 13 May 2013.

The exhumation of a Stalinist-era mass grave in the heart of the Polish capital Warsaw believed to contain the remains of around 200 victims of a post-war campaign of communist terror resumed on Monday following a winter break. 336 more words


What Happened To The Hysteria?

Do you remember back in the Spring and Summer when all the world was jumping through hoops because of Russia’s advance into Ukrainian territory?

The world went batcrap crazy….NATO was predicting that all other former Soviet states would be falling like dominoes……that hysteria lead to the formation of a NATO Rapid Response Force……do you recall any of this? 224 more words

International Situations

2014 TRAVELLING: The year in review

This was another year full of travelling! Here’s how it went:

  • Our first trip was not until March, when we went to Berlin with friends. It was my third time there, but I still want to go back!
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China’s Charm Offensive in Central, Eastern Europe

Chinese President has had two major projects since he took over the reign: First, the Chinese dream by which he has put an end to the fierce power struggle between conservatives and reformists and rallied both of them around him; and second, the establishment of the Silk Road economic belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Route Economic Belt (Maritime Silk Road). 930 more words