The PRC at 70: China’s dreams and nightmares

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Portrait of Mao Zedong at the Tiananmen gate. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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R.I.P. Jacques Chirac. What is his political legacy?

How would you assess political legacy of President Jacques Chirac (1932 – 2019), what from what he had done still resonate (should resonate) in French, European politics? Read few comments.

Jacques Chirac (1932 – 2019)

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The 80th anniversary of World War II: Could history repeat itself?

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Tiananmen massacre: Will Chinese communist regime ever admit what happened?

What would have to happen, can you imagine a scenario under which Chinese government will be willing to talk about Tiananmen massacre and address what happened 30 years ago? Read few comments.

Portrait of Mao Zedong at the Tiananmen gate. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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Notre Dame is deeply embedded in the national and world culture and imaginary

Not a small part of a planet watched in horror how flames were consuming the Notre Dame Cathedral. Interestingly, we hear voices saying lets rebuild the Cathedral as European project. What does this loss mean for France and do you think a rebuilding could mean something for Europe? Read few comments.

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NATO at 70: How that happened and what’s next

It’s birthday time for NATO as the Alliance was established on April 4, 1949. Taking into account that NATO was born in a very different era are you surprised that NATO celebrates 70th anniversary? Do you think that NATO will celebrate also 80th, or maybe even 100th anniversary, or perhaps not, and why? Read few comments.

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President George H. W. Bush and the end of the Cold War

How would you assess the ability of President George H. W. Bush to help to navigate the world (and my region) during uneasy times of change from communist regimes to democracy? Do we still feel his decisions? Read few comments.

Vicepresident George H. W. Bush with President Ronald Reagan. Credit: https://www.bush41.org/

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