The mayor of the Latvian capital city Riga, Nil Ushakov, stated yesterday in Moscow that for Latvia, "the best thing possible right now is President Vladimir Putin." His presence in Moscow and his comments about Putin illustrate how far the views of many Latvians diverge from the Western mainstream on relations between Russia and the West.
Wade Guyton is one of those names that constantly pops up in frenzied contemporary art auctions, such as the wildly successful Christie's sale this past May, "If I Live I'll See You Tuesday."
Unlike the neocons that ran Bush's failed foreign policy, President Obama is not going to be rushed into another ground war. He believes he needs a strong coalition, including Arab countries, and a more inclusive Iraqi government, to ensure a broader and more enduring solution.
Chances are you've heard of Hernan Cortes, the great Spanish conquistador who - with just 500 soldiers - snatched what's now the country of Mexico away from the powerful Aztec emperor Moctezuma in 1521.
Largely an exercise in fantasy, like the longest-running science fiction show on the planet, NATO, since the end of the Soviet superpower erased the Cold War fear of a Red Army surge through the heart of Western Europe to the Bay of Biscay, has been an institution in search of a new mission and an accident waiting to happen.
Fyodor Gladkov published his novel Cement in 1925. One of the first examples of socialist realism, it depicted the post-revolutionary construction of the Soviet Union from the point of view of a cement factory.
I lived in Manchester for the past year and explored North England's gorgeous countryside from there, but I also found time to squeeze in a couple of jaunts to nearby Wales.
According to the New York Times' Roger Cohen, France is struggling with changing times, including how perception of classic physical space is evolving as the role of cyberspace expands.
There's an opinion piece by Anne Applebaum making its way around the internet, "War in Europe Is Not a Hysterical Idea." In it she talks about looking at photographs of Polish families from the summer of 1939 and wishing they had dropped everything and RUN.
In these troubled times, where political leadership is shaken, a new class of French politicians should arise and seize the opportunity to improve the state of their country and its global positioning.
At stake is not only the happiness of the Ukrainian family but the happiness of the common Europe home. We can still avoid an Anna Karenina ending. There's still time to prevent the train wreck of a new Cold War.
Europe is surrounded by a ring of instability. With conflicts festering from Ukraine to Iraq to Libya, the perennially elusive question is what Europe stands for. How do its values, interests, and ambitions fit into an increasingly unruly world? The nomination of the new European foreign policy chief last weekend looks like yet another missed opportunity to provide an answer.
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With a romantic landscape of frothy inlets, verdant cliffs, and seaside cottages speckled with orange moss and honeysuckle, off-season or in, Brittany's Emerald Coast is the ultimate escape for rest, relaxation, and serious shellfish.
Maybe your partner likes to sleep in until noon when you want to visit museums. Maybe your partner has a bigger budget. Or maybe, he just snores!
Marseille (South of France - aka French Riviera - aka Cote d'Azur) is a city of surprises, an oceanside formerly fortified enclave where strong accent and slang-ish dialect rule the quays of the old port.