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An America drowning in red ink is the land of the free no more
Topic - Eduard Shevardnadze
Twenty-three years ago, Ukraine won its independence from the Soviet Union. I was a student, a 20-year-old idealist, in the country of Georgia, looking forward to our own freedoms. But in 1991, my country was almost destroyed by a disastrous civil war.
Today is Saturday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2014. There are 361 days left in the year.
The ambassador from the former Soviet republic of Georgia is tired and frustrated after only a year in Washington.
With the 100th anniversary of his birth just a month away, admirers of former President Ronald Reagan will have a unique opportunity to see rarely displayed artifacts of the Reagan legacy.
As a former assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor, I have great regard for the group Reporters Without Borders. Unfortunately, the article co-written by its president, Jean-Francois Julliard ("Emissary entanglements," Opinion, Aug. 12) is not up to the organization's usually high standards.
In the period leading up to Georgia's Rose Revolution, for example, I remember Mr. Bryza approaching me with the idea to ask former Secretary of State James A. Baker III to visit his old friend, President Eduard Shevardnadze, to urge free and fair 2003 elections.