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President Bush “made explicit the goal of maintaining U.S. military superiority over any other nation or group of potential adversaries.” The pursuit of permanent military supremacy has been an ongoing objective of the current White House. Coupled with the country’s economic strength, the generally accepted view was that American hegemony was assured for the foreseeable… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick

“Russia is back on the stage as a responsible state capable of protecting its citizens” (Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov). The emergency EU summit has met, deliberated and concluded as follows: Strong condemnation of unilateral recognition of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Need for the six-point agreement of 12 August to be implemented. Given… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick

The following letter appeared in today’s Financial Times: Sir Your editorial “Refuelling UK think-tanks”(30 August)is equally valid at European Union level. The root of the problem is indeed a lack of resources. The contrast with the US is striking. In addition to the differences in American culture to which you refer, corporate America – unlike… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick