All posts in Perspectives

  • Hungary commentary: Orbán’s ill wind could blow his house down
    August 10, 2012, by Benjamin Tallis of The Prague Post

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s recent remarks, welcoming an “Eastern Wind” that can blow in a mix of economic dynamism and authoritarian politics from places like China and Kazakhstan are […]

  • Defection highlights sectarian divide in Syrian government
    August 7, 2012, by Michael Lipin of VOANews

    The defection of Syria’s Sunni Muslim Prime Minister Riad Hijab is the latest sign of a sectarian split in the Alawite-dominated government of President Bashar al-Assad. Hijab fled to Jordan […]

  • Is email at death’s door?
    July 31, 2012, by Ted Landphair of VOANews

    A lot of Internet tech talkers are preparing a coffin for electronic mail. Some are even shoveling dirt on it. And while it’s pretty obvious that email is not dead […]

  • Smoke and mirrors – tourism and the Olympics
    July 23, 2012, by Mark Thomas

    May 26 2012 was just another sporting Saturday in London; a football play off with 60 000 spectators in attendance at Wembley Stadium, 80 000 Rugby followers watching a Rugby […]

  • The ins and outs of the EU banking pact
    July 19, 2012, by Adela Zabrazna for The Prague Post

    Since its introduction in May by European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, the concept of an EU-wide banking union remains a hotly debated topic. This latest step toward European integration […]

  • Commentary: Bulgaria’s perils on the path to a print media law
    July 18, 2012, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boiko Borissov, annoyed at newspaper antics and alleging that some of his country’s journalists are “serving the mafia”, has asked Germany’s Konrad Adenauer and Hans Seidel foundations […]