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Doris writes a weekly column for LaGaceta, the nation's only trilingual newspaper, which has pages in English, Spanish, and Italian.  Begun in 1922 for Tampa's immigrant community, it continues to thrive more than a century later.  Her column is titled "In Context," as it aims to put contemporary issues in the context of the past.

Holiday Nostalgia

I know I said last week that I was going to write about Jimmy Carter's book addressing violence, but I looked at the calendar and realized that this is not an appropriate week for it.  I continue to believe in peace and good will – as does he, even though much of the world argues against it.  Someday it will happen:  we will have a democratic global government that assures peace and safety for everyone.  I won't live to see it, but I'm sure that it will happen.  Either that, or we disappear as a species.  There simply is no other choice.  Read More 

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Between the Lines

Among the things that are easy to miss on the international scene is that women are playing important roles in diplomacy.  Actually, we have been for some time, as I discovered when I wrote a chapter on diplomats in my Women in American Politics (2010).  What recently reminded me of this unheralded phenomenon, though, was an Associated Press story on a meeting of top diplomats from the US, the UK, and the EU about Russia's threatening behavior towards Ukraine. Read More 

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