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President Obama with Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Photo and Video

President Obama, former Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki, and President Komorowski Participate in a Discussion on Democracy. Warsaw, Poland, May 28, 2011.

President Obama, former Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki, and President Bronislaw Komorowski of Poland discuss Polish democracy, the contributions Poland is making in Tunisia, and President Obama thanks the people of Poland for being an inspiration to change around the world. Read More »

Polish American Congress ignores Obama’s missile defense promise to Russia affecting Poland’s security

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It seems remarkably strange that the Polish American Congress (PAC) has had no comment on its website about President Obama’s promise to President Medvedev that after this year’s US presidential elections he will have more flexibility to make concessions to Russia on the missile defense issue. This is an issue vital for Poland’s security. Any further concessions to Russia on ... Read More »

Beatification of John Paul II was a low priority public diplomacy event for President Obama

President Ronald Reagan with Pope John Paul II in Faribanks, Alaska, 1984.

TedLipien.com, Truckee, California, USA, May 01, 2011 — In a public diplomacy blunder likely to offend American Catholics, Polish-American voters and people in Poland, the Obama Administration failed to send a high-ranking American official to the beatification ceremonies for Pope John Paul II, which were held today at the Vatican. Many other religious and ethnic groups in America are also ... Read More »

VOA Website Hacked by Iranian Islamists

The BBG-managed Voice of America (VOA) websites were hacked on February 21, 2011, apparently by the “Iranian Cyber Army,” as reported by PiratesWeek and Kim Andrew Elliott, a Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) employee who publishes his own private international broadcasting website, In 2009, VOA websites were out of comission for at least two full days during President Obama’s official ... Read More »

U.S. Embassies in Central and Eastern Europe Ignore 100 Anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s Birthday

Ronald Reagan with Pope John Paul II in Miami, 1987

TedLipien.com, Truckee, CA, February 08, 2011 — One would think that the centennial of Ronald Reagan’s birthday could be a perfect public diplomacy theme for all U.S. embassies in Central and Eastern Europe — a great opportunity for embassy-sponsored events to strengthen ties with America among diverse nations that owe their current independence and freedom in large part to President ... Read More »

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