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A Shared Vision Of A Shared Society

Vaira Vike-Freiberga | Posted 01.17.2017 | World
Vaira Vike-Freiberga

The Club de Madrid is a network of over 100 former Presidents and Prime Ministers who have come together to deal with some of the major challenges of the day.

17 Epic Places You Never Thought To Travel, But Should

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.16.2017 | Travel

The HuffPost Lifestyle newsletter will make you happier and healthier, one email at a time. Sign up here. Paris? Been there. London? Done that. No of...

9 European Cities You Probably Haven't Visited Yet - But Totally Should

Jetsetter.com | Posted 10.17.2016 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

Throw away that cliched European bucket list: we're here to sing the praises of the continent's less-celebrated gems. These 9 cities-on-the-verge offe...

Sixty Years in Journalism: Revisiting the Revitalized Baltics

Irv Chapman | Posted 10.13.2016 | World
Irv Chapman

When I revisited Vietnam in recent years, after reporting from the region during the 1970s, I noted how its rulers had won their wars against France and the United States only to lose out on the economic front, as Communism put them a quarter century behind the roaring "tigers" of East Asia. Now they are struggling to catch up by offering their cheap labor to international investors.

Latvia is Catching up With the Rest of Europe, but Welcomes Strangers and New Business

Michal Küfhaber | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
Michal Küfhaber

The tough competitive environment in Latvia requires knowledge of the country's business etiquette. Do not be taken by surprise. Be direct and brief, ...

Musicians And What They Carry By Cristi Catt

New England Conservatory | Posted 08.26.2016 | Arts
New England Conservatory

Tunes, traditions, styles, perspectives -- one might think of us as the carriers of a DNA that can both stubbornly endure and spontaneously mutate as we meet other musicians and enter new realms.

Donald Trump Asks The Right Question: Why Are We Defending Populous And Prosperous Europe?

Doug Bandow | Posted 08.12.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Disagreeing with Trump is easy. Often he's wrong, imagining that Americans are incapable of competing with other nations economically. Sometimes his argument is overwhelmed by specific insults and general incivility. Even when he's right, he's usually incapable of nuance. In the case of NATO it's the latter.

Hidden Gems of Europe

College Tourist | Posted 08.01.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

By Gabrielle Boucher of University of Tampa 8 underrated European cities that offer authentic, intimate travel experiences. Travelers flock to Euro...

Trump, NATO and the Baltics - heed the hard-earned lessons

Joergen Oerstroem Moeller | Posted 07.28.2016 | World
Joergen Oerstroem Moeller

Trump, NATO and the Baltics - heed the hard-earned lessons. By: Joergen Oerstroem Moeller. For the third time since 1945 U.S. risk to be drawn into a ...

Trump's Anti-NATO Stance and Praise for Putin May Haunt Him

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If you are in the U.S. keeping up with the outrageous, bizarre and controversial things Donald Trump has said since he announced his campaign for president can feel almost like a full-time job.

U.S. and NATO Should End New Cold War With Russia

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.22.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

It's good that NATO and Russia met. Dialogue should continue, with the EU and U.S. prepared to negotiate a deal normalizing relations.However, the allies won't know without trying. And everyone would benefit from ending the current impasse. Especially the Ukrainian people.

#WPFD2016 Drives Freedom, Safety, Rights for Journalists

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.07.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

As UNESCO held its World Press Freedom Day (#WPFD2016) conference this week, an Egyptian speaker lamented the declining state of liberty in her countr...

Despite Western Paranoia, Russia Unlikely to Attack the Baltic States

Doug Bandow | Posted 03.29.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

NATO expansion was considered a great success. But now the alliance realizes that it is obligated to war against nuclear-armed Russia on behalf of three essentially indefensible countries.

Dreamy and Atmospheric, Kashuks' Fiction Is Wonderfully Enigmatic

Shawn Russell Johnson | Posted 03.25.2016 | Entertainment
Shawn Russell Johnson

I recently had an album come across my desk that was a bit different than anything I'd covered before. It was simple, elegant, cinematic, and epic. Af...

Western Paranoia Aside, Russia Unlikely to Attack the Baltics

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.26.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

What would Russia gain from attacking the Baltics? A recalcitrant, majority non-ethnic Russian population. A possible temporary nationalist surge at home. A likely short-lived victory over the West. The costs would be far greater.

U.S. to Spend More on Europe's Defense: Let the Europeans Pay Instead

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.12.2017 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The U.S. plans on filling Eastern Europe with thousands of troops along with vehicles and weapons to equip an armored combat brigade. Uncle Sam may be bankrupt, but nothing is too expensive for our pampered European allies, who enjoy greater wealth while spending far less on the military.

Why Is NATO Inducting Military Midgets Like Montenegro?

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.08.2017 | World
Doug Bandow

Montenegro neither threatens nor is threatened by anyone. Adding it to NATO is like accumulating Facebook Friends. They do little more than allow preening Washington officials to wander the globe gloating how popular the U.S. is.

Why Energy, More Than Ever, Is About Latvia's Security

András Simonyi | Posted 12.18.2016 | World
András Simonyi

This is a story of Latvia, but with a lesson beyond. People with power in the energy sector meet people with political power, and the character of Latvia as a reliable Western partner, one that is resilient to Russia's carrots and sticks, is tested mightily.

7 Foodie Restaurants in Eastern Europe

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 12.02.2016 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

The former communist bloc hasn't yet hit Michelin's radar but it has many star worthy restaurants and stellar chefs. The Iron Curtain has been pulled ...

Tirana Top Secret (2)

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 10.22.2016 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Albania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicates that there are currently 33 Honorary Consuls posted in Albania. Honorary Consuls are usually businessmen and businesswomen with a successful track record at the corporate level and well positioned to remain influential in political circles.

Tirana Top Secret

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 10.21.2016 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Tirana, the capital city of Albania, hides an exciting hidden, secret life at the diplomatic level that this article intends to open up.

Solidarity or Self-interest? European Integration and the German Question

David Miles | Posted 08.21.2016 | Politics
David Miles

The challenge for the European Union and its member states, particularly Germany, is in balancing the often incongruous demands of co-operation and self-interest, and thus demonstrate to their own citizens that concrete achievements can still create a Europe of solidarity and prosperity as Schuman envisaged.

Why Should Washington Confront Russia if Europeans Won't Protect Ukraine?

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Americans shouldn't be expected to protect their rich cousins even if the latter were devoted to protecting each other. That the Europeans expect the U.S. to do their job is yet another reason for Americans to say no more.

I Was Attacked On Easter Sunday

Lori Sokol | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Lori Sokol

This was just one of the countless stories read by women, about women, who would not be alive if not for the support of Donor Direct Action (DDA), an organization which has been providing decades-long support for women.

Europe's Cheapest Cities This Year

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.17.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

You've heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it's been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you go to make the most of the strong dollar?