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Just one day after the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor, the man-made famine of 1932-1933 that killed millions of Ukrainians during the Stalin regime, the Russian Federation, the continuing legal personality and successor state of the Soviet Union, stroke again. This time it came in the shape of a naval battle, or more accurately, a unilateral attack since there was no return of fire. On 25 November,...
I recently took part in a study visit to Lebanon. During the three days that I and the rest of our delegation spent in the country, we spoke with local politicians, academics, and civil society representatives to learn about current political developments in Lebanon and in the Middle East. Some of the most often mentioned concerns included the on-going civil war in Syria, the unprecedented number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon...
Czechoslovakia, where I was born and which celebrates its hundredth anniversary these days no longer exists. It was replaced by two independent states – Czechia and Slovakia. One hundred years ago, as World War I was drawing to a close, the victorious powers were already drawing the map of the post-war Europe. Even though the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire was expected, few believed that it would be replaced by...

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