Another Step Toward the World

  • 2008-10-23
  • By Karlis Streips
A foreign policy accomplishment for Latvia, albeit not really one with which the country's own government had too much to do.  U.S. President George Bush announced on Oct. 17 that Latvia would become one of seven countries to join America's visa waiver programme, which means that Latvia's citizens will no longer have to go through the lengthy, complicated and sometimes humiliating process of going to the U.S. Embassy for a visa.I write that Latvia's government didn't have much to do with this because from the very start it was always Washington's decision and Washington's alone as to...
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