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The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

Brian Mulroney abroad and at home

The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

Olivia Ward

Olivia Ward is The Toronto Star’s foreign affairs writer. She covered the former Soviet Union as bureau chief and correspondent from 1992 to 2002.

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What Happened to Russia

The end of the USSR is rife with what-ifs and could-have-beens May 2012
The Russian officer stared at me with cold contempt. “What are you doing here? You are not allowed here.” “But I’m an accredited journalist, and I have a permit,” I said. Next to his Kalashnikov my case was weak: pulled from my car at a hastily created checkpoint in Chechnya, I feared more for my Chechen driver than for…