Merry Christmas for Christians of Middle East? Hardly everywhere

Pope and patriarch have recently condemned Middle East persecution of Christians. If you look at processes that we are witnessing in the Middle East region how important is the question of preserving Christian communities in the region, do you agree that they are under some increased pressure or not, and why? Read few comments.

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People of Burma are optimistic about the future. Why?

According to one published poll 62 percent of the people of Burma are generally positive about the direction the country is heading.  How much would you share this optimism? Or wouldn’t you, and why? Read few comments.

Aung San Suu Kyi. Credit: Andrej Matisak

Aung San Suu Kyi. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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Is Sony hack a sign of normality?

Releasing emails from Sony hack is first of all a criminal activity, but this scandal has also some political connotations as it seems North Korea might be behind it and Sony has decided not to release The Interview movie. So it seems that the massive attack on a soft target brought some gains to attackers. Regarding this how would you describe what is happening. Is it just cyber crime or some sort of political cyber terrorism, and why? Read few comments.

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Warming up of US-Cuba relations, but…

Starting with the prisoner swap t seems we are witnessing a great breakthrough in US-Cuba relations as talks about full diplomatic relations will start. Why now, what challenges you see in this process? Read few comments.

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Jeb Bush for President?: What’s in his surname

Being Jeb Bush probably means that your surname is an asset and also a problem in the presidential race. So how much is America ready or not ready to consider another Bush for the White House? Read few comments.

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Peshawar’s school massacre: What’s next

What happened in Peshawar, when dozens of children were killed, is for the Westerns observers definitely horrible even by the Taliban’s gruesome standards. But is it something what could have an impact also on Pakistani society, would you expect some backlash against the militants? Read few comments.

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What drives China to Central and Eastern Europe: Interview with PM Li Keqiang

What follows it the written interview for Central and Eastern European Countries with Chinese PM Li Keqiang amid China-CEE meeting in Belgrade. Slovakia’s Pravda, I am working for, was the part of the project, for a shortened interview in Slovak see here. Continue reading

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