China, Don’t Be Stupid

This article was originally published in Education About Asia, Winter 2012 Edition.

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U.S. troops out of Iraq by year-end

Abu Muqawama is rightly saying that Doug Ollivant’s argument against leaving troops in Iraq is persuasive, but I wouldn’t say most persuasive.

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Changes and the Arab world

I really think it’s more complicated than it was in Eastern Europe.

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What connects Orban and Ahmadinejad? The West

Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban and President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have something in common.

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What to publish in the time of Wikileaks?

I’m pretty sure many journalists from media who are publishing the leaked cables have had many discussions with diplomats or politicians containing info similar to cables.

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Dirty Sexy Politics by Meghan McCain

A mini review.

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Slovaks were against the bailout of Greece

I was interviewed by the Slovenian daily Žurnal24. The topic was Slovakia and the bailout of Greece. You can find here the full interview in English. Here is also the link on the version in Slovenian language. It is a bit shorter.

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Iraq: A fight continues

The last U.S. combat brigade left Iraq. The fact that the security situation in the country is still very fragile indicates also the following fact. Journalists have traveled with troops, but were allowed to transfer information only when the convoy crossed the border with Kuwait.

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Juncker manipulates history

He is the President of the Euro Group and he wants to criticize the decision of Slovakia’s parliament not to support the bailout for Greece. No problem. Jean-Claude Juncker has every right to criticize it if he thinks it was a bad move. But he should based his criticism on the real facts, not on his version of history.

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Czechoslovakia in 1966. Iran in 2010

In 1966 the communist officials in Czechoslovakia took action against men with the long hair. Such haircut after the fashion of Western musicians was suspicious. Allegedly it represented the spoiled values.

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