Category Archives: Foreign Policy

Sensible but quiet voices in Northern Ireland

First time I’ve heard Linda Ervine interviewed.  Really worth a listen – she talks about the controversy over the Irish language. Has anyone talked to her about running for office?  I have to hope and believe many unionists think like her.  Both unionism and … Continue reading

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Niall O’Dowd’s Irish tabloid misrepresents the Mitchell Scholarship program yet again

If you are someone who reads Irish American newspapers, the Irish Echo tends to report facts, including the full story on the Northern Ireland funding cut for the George J. Mitchell Scholarship program. The casual reader should take with a … Continue reading

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20th Anniversary of the IRA Ceasefire

August 31st marks the 20th anniversary of the IRA cease-fire in Northern Ireland.  August 25th marks the fifth anniversary of Senator Ted Kennedy’s death and I’ve been thinking about our work when I served as his foreign policy adviser.  Precise … Continue reading

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