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Video Interview: Vaclav Havel On Global Crisis, NATO's Limits, And Democracy Promotion

Soviet-era dissident, noted humanist, and former Czech President Vaclav Havel visited RFE/RL's new broadcasting headquarters in Prague on March 27. Havel, who played a key role in bringing RFE/RL to the Czech Republic in 1995, sat down for an interview with senior correspondent Jeremy Bransten.

Havel talked about drawing the right lessons from the current "civilizational crisis," Europe's natural borders, and the challenge of helping those in need while avoiding "a new form of colonialism." (Transcript here)

RFE/RL Interview: Vaclav Havel
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