Today’s installment of my “Baltic Journal” consists mainly of a conversation with Ojars Kalnins, who is a very interesting person. He is the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Latvian parliament. In the ’90s, he was Latvia’s ambassador to the U.S. He himself grew up in Chicago — he is a White Sox fan, although this is a Cub year.
In yesterday’s installment, I quoted him on his first encounter with Latvia.
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"The fiercest arguments we have in parliament are over Israel." These words, spoken by the chairman of the Dutch Foreign Affairs Committee, startled me. But they failed to faze the other committee members from the both the left and ...