Thursday, November 27, 2014

Vaclav Havel

Václav Havel was President of Czechoslovakia (1989-92) and President of the Czech Republic (1993-2003). An author and playwright, he was one of the principal authors of the human rights manifesto Charter 77, and remained an important voice in global affairs until his death in 2011.

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Newsart for Politics And Theatre Paul Lachine
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Politics And Theatre

As politician, playwright, poet, dissident, and essayist, Václav Havel – who died on December 18 – led one of the most remarkable and influential lives of modern times. In March 1997, while serving… read more

Newsart for Ukraine Loses Its Way Tim Brinton
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Ukraine Loses Its Way

Since the election of President Viktor Yanukovych in 2010, Ukraine has experienced a significant and alarming deterioration in its democratic framework. And, given Ukraine’s strategic importance,… read more

Newsart for Burma’s Democratic Charade
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Burma’s Democratic Charade

On November 7, when Burma’s first general election for almost two decades is to be held, a well-rehearsed script will play out. The country’s ruling generals will twist what is meant to be a… read more

Newsart for Killing Justice in Russia
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Killing Justice in Russia

The death of Eduard Chuvashov, a judge killed in cold blood on April 12 in Moscow, is another in a long and growing list of murders perpetrated on those in Russia who try to seek justice for the… read more

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