Romanian Senators Report to Master

It’s long since been established that every major politician in Romania regularly gives a detailed report to the American Embassy about everything that’s going on in the country. Yesterday, the Romanian Senate’s Foreign Affairs Committee gave their report (link in Romanian) to their overlord Hans Klemm, the American Ambassador. For the record, the Senators who…

The Curious Case of the Half Ambassador

Word count: 421 What happens when the United States appoints a new ambassador to a friendly, allied country? There’s a little ceremony and then a press release goes out. Right? Well that’s sort of what happened today. The United States now has a new ambassador to Moldova and here he is, saying hello to the…

Incompetence on Every Level

A few weeks ago I read a piece called The Illusion of Corruption on the blog of a Romanian who grew up in Canada but has now returned to his homeland (and as a side note, the author is a personal friend) and the more I thought about it, the more I realized what he…

If I were the ambassador…

I have to admit that I was initially quite happily surprised to see the latest letter published in the Huffington Post (UK edition) from Doctor Ion “Two Sheeps” Jinga because I thought that perhaps the same ghost writer who recently wrote on behalf of Crin Antonescu had helped the good “doctor” sound somewhat intelligent and…

Foggy Bottom Blues

I’m not going to write continuously about Wikileaks and politics on this blog so this will be my last piece for the moment. But I do have a few additional things to add here, as last night I realized I’m coming at this from a far different perspective than most of my readers, Romanian or…