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NATO leaders take a walk during their meeting in Brussels on May 25, 2017

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, making them more likely to act in terms of political expedience.

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