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Should the U.S. and other countries send representatives to the G-8 counter-summit?

Posted by Fareed Zakaria on June 16, 2006 10:30 AM

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Miklós Vámos is a Hungarian novelist, screenwriter and talk show host. He is one of the most read and respected writers in his native Hungary. He has taught at Yale University on a Fulbright fellowship, served as The Nation’s East European correspondent, worked as consultant on the Oscar-winning film Mephisto, and presented Hungary’s most-watched cultural television show. Vámos has received numerous awards for his plays, screenplays, novels and short stories, including the Hungarian Merit Award for lifetime achievement. The Book of Fathers is considered his most accomplished novel and has sold 200,000 copies in Hungary.

Stick to International Negotiations

Budapest, Hungary -- An "Alternate Russia" seems to be a good idea; "Another Russia" sounds even better. In that other Russia, no anti-democratic steps would be taken and none would be seen. In the other Russia, dissidents would have a...

Miklos Vamos Budapest, Hungary | 0 COMMENTS
Jun 19, 2006 at 10:00 AM
Dr. Ali Ettefagh serves as a director of Highmore Global Corporation, an investment company in emerging markets of Eastern Europe, CIS, and the Middle East. He is the co-author of several books on trade conflict, resolution of international trade disputes, conflicts in letters of credit, trade-related banking transactions, sovereign debt, arbitration and dispute resolutions and publications specific to the oil and gas, communication, aviation and finance sectors. Dr. Ettefagh is a member of the executive committee and the board of directors of The Development Foundation, an advisor to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, and an advisor to a number of European companies. Dr. Ettefagh speaks Persian (Farsi), English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and Turkish.

Be Mature: Don't Focus on Personalities

Ali Ettefagh Tehran, Iran | 0 COMMENTS
Mikio Ikuma is the Deputy International Editor of Yomiuiri Shimbun in Japan.

Russia's Dissidents Need a World Audience

Mikio Ikuma Japan | 0 COMMENTS
Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff is a Senior Director at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a transatlantic public policy and grant-making foundation. He overseas the fund's policy programs. He was previously the Washington bureau chief of the German newsweekly, Die Zeit.

Prod But Don't Pressure Russia

Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff Germany | 4 COMMENTS
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