Havel in Media

Remembering Havel, Czechs Feel Moral Responsibility to Help Ukraine May 1, 2022 Source: VOA News / www.voanews.com / By Natalie Liu / The Russian invasion of Ukraine has driven home the importance of NATO and the European Union for many of their newest members, according to Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky, who was in Washington this week for the funeral of Czech …
The Czech Republic is calling out China over Ukraine May 1, 2022 Source: The Washington Post / www.washingtonpost.com / By Josh Rogin / The Czech Republic is calling on China to stop supporting Russia while claiming neutrality in the Russia-Ukraine war — a claim that is designed to let Beijing take advantage of the crisis, a senior Czech official told me this …
Zelensky Is Human, but Ukraine’s President Is More Than Just a Man Now March 28, 2022 Source: The Daily Beast / www.thedailybeast / By Matt Lewis / Hero worship can be dangerous, but in dark times, you need someone to believe in. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is the hero we need, even if Donald Trump and Joe Biden are the heroes we deserve. Just when you …
Expert: Albright’s relationship with Havel was “crucial” March 26, 2022 Source: Radio Prague International / https://english.radio.cz / Ruth Fraňková / Madeleine Albright, a former United States secretary of state who was born in Czechoslovakia in 1937, has died at the age of 84. Mrs Albright was the first woman in history to serve as US foreign policy chief and played …
Czech politicians pay tribute to Madeleine Albright March 26, 2022 Source: Radio Prague International / https://english.radio.cz / Tom McEnchroe / Leading Czech politicians have paid tribute to Madeleine Albright, the first female US Secretary of State who has died at the age of 84. Prime Minister Petr Fiala remarked that Albright deserves great recognition and that the country bows before …
Madeleine Albright, First Woman to Serve as Secretary of State, Dies at 84 March 24, 2022 Source: The New York Times / https://www.nytimes.com / By Robert D. McFadden / She rose to power and fame as a brilliant analyst of world affairs before serving as an aggressive advocate of President Bill Clinton’s policies. Madeleine K. Albright, a child of Czech refugees who fled from Nazi invaders …
The Problem with ‘Blame NATO First’ March 24, 2022 Source: The Dispatch / https://thedispatch.com / By Shay Khatiri and Dalibor Rohac / Suggesting that NATO expansion is to blame for the war in Ukraine demonstrates an ignorance of post-communist Russia’s political history. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has revived many old tropes about NATO’s successive enlargements in Eastern Europe. Critics …
Crypto, Soros and the Global Drive to Fund a Revolution in Myanmar February 26, 2022 Source: Bloomberg / www.bloomberg.com / By Bloomberg News / Inside the complex financial operation to take on the military junta. Each weekend in Singapore, the Myanmar diaspora congregates at the Peninsula Plaza for news — and a taste — of home. Customers stream into a pop-up food stall graced by …
Myanmar’s government-in-exile finds friends in the Czech Republic January 20, 2022 Source: DW / www.dw.com / By Srinivas Mazumdaru / There has long been a special connection between pro-democracy activists in Myanmar and the Czech Republic, thanks to the long-distance friendship between Vaclav Havel and Aung San Suu Kyi, say experts. From his small apartment in the suburbs of Prague, Linn …
Sino-Czech Relations: Change on the Horizon January 18, 2022 Source: Global Risk Insights / http://globalriskinsights.com / By Matthew Kuemmerlein / The success of the five-party coalition “Democratic Bloc” in the Czech parliamentary elections this year represents a new direction for the central European country. Disillusionment with BRI-related investments was one reason for this outcome. This development may be part …
Belarus Free Theatre Announces The Relocation Of Its Entire Ensemble Out Of Belarus December 7, 2021 Source: Broadway World / www.broadwayworld.com / By Stephi Wild / This decision reflects the severe risk of reprisals they face today as some of the most prominent opponents of the Belarusian regime. Sixteen years since it was first founded, and ten years since its co-founding Artistic Directors sought political asylum …
A Long Walk into an Imperiled Future October 22, 2021 Source: La Progressive / www.laprogressive.com / By William deBuys / Climate Change Viewed from the Attic of the World Thirteen thousand feet high on the far side of the Himalaya mountains, we have entered the past and the future at the same time. We are a medical expedition and also …
Václav Havel, dissident playwright turned statesman, born 85 years ago October 4, 2021 Source: Radio Prague International / www.english.radio.cz / By Libor Kukal / Born into a prominent wealthy family, Václav Havel came of age after the Communist coup of 1948, when to be “bourgeois” was to be part of a despised social class. As a young man, his criticism of the regime …
Let’s not forget we’re choosing our politicians while the world burns down around us August 28, 2021 Source: The Narwhal / https://thenarwhal.ca / By Arno Kopecky / Set against the magnitude of this crisis, our inescapable smallness. There’s just no way around it: I can swear off the internal combustion engine, renounce meat, cover my roof in solar panels, touch no plastic, and plant a hundred trees …
The Rooms Where It Happened July 24, 2021 Source: The Wilson Quarterly / www.wilsonquarterly.com / By Richard Byrne / Theatres are physical structures. Creative works – plays, operas, concerts, dance – make their home in them for a brief moment in time. Then they disappear. The building remains, but only memories linger. The spaces in which landmark diplomatic …