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I spent all last week in Poland, where I delivered lectures here, here and here. (I want to thank the wonderful folks at both the Polish Institute for International Affairs as well as the U.S. embassy in Warsaw for hosting me.) Much to both my delight and chagrin, though, a gentleman in one of my audiences told me that I needed to blog more, and he is right. I have not stewarded this blog very well over the past few months. (Which is partly why I am bringing on co-bloggers soon.)
The good news is that my commentary will now appear weekly in the World Politics Review. You can read my first column here, and subsequent columns will run each Wednesday. You should be able to get around the firewall for the WPR if you click through from this site, but let me know if you have any trouble.
I promise, though, to be a better blogger as the spring progresses.