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Biden’s ‘Build Back Better World’: Opportunities, pitfalls and hot air
U.S. security policy toward Europe: The next phase
One of the most frequently asked questions about President Donald Trump’s foreign policy is what it plans to do about Europe. The answer to that is now clearer, though not necessarily the disaster for transatlantic relations that the G7 summit in Quebec appeared to be. What Washington has in mind ...
Opinion: Statesmanship in short supply
Today’s politicians seem to be reacting to events rather than leading. Part of the problem is the plethora of high-profile international summits, which make for good photo opportunities but don’t offer any occasion for deeper discussions. The whirlwind trips give them little time to think through strategy and future scenarios, ...
Buying time with other people’s money
Last week's G7 summit in Ise-Shima shows the developed world's leaders are still kicking the can down the road. LIke central banks, they seem to believe there's no problem that a little helicopter money won't solve.
Obama’s face-to-face briefings reflect the new state of Europe
US President Barack Obama has been busy on his hectic trip to Europe, holding head-to-head talks with a range of national leaders and even, briefly, meeting Vladimir Putin. His talks in Warsaw were particularly significant, as they reflect the strategic and economic importance of Poland to the US and its ...