Paul Ryan’s visit to Prague

The Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan was in the Czech Republic on a two-day visit, the highest-placed US official to visit the country in nine years. Although the visit had been labelled as private, the US House Speaker had a packed agenda of meetings with Czech politicians and he was the first foreign official ever to address a session of the Czech Chamber of Deputies. Daniela Lazarová from Radio Prague spoke with our Senior Researcher Jan Hornát and asked him to comment on the significance of this visit.

You can listen to the interview and read the transcript here.

Jan Hornát is Senior Researcher at the Institute of International Relations Prague. Among his areas of interest are for example domestic and foreign policies of the USA, USA-Asia-Pacific realtions or territorial disputes in South China Sea and East China Sea.