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Putin bashing is mostly trumped up innuendo

  • 2018-08-07
  • Edgars Kariks

In a recent commentary published on 14 July by Stratfor Worldview entitled “The World Cup: Putin’s Political Panacea” the author, Linas Jegelevicius, who is also The Baltic Times’ editor-in-chief, put forward three hypothetical arguments. First, in host...

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Is Europe America’s friend or foe?

Since Donald Trump became US president in January 2017, his conduct has been astonishingly erratic, but his policies have been more consistent than foreseen by most observers. Trump’s volatility has been disconcerting, but on the whole he has acted in accordance with promises made on the ca...

Do not envy me: it is hard work and a lot of pressure

Leon Baum, GM of the Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga, has charisma, for sure, but he also shows he is a people person. He makes sure he is in the dining room every morning, talking to the guests over breakfast. And he knows every member of staff by name. Charisma is often fake, but in this case, it is...

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