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The 44th President of the United States is largely an unknown quantity. Thousands of words have been and will continue to be devoted to an analysis of his thinking and likely actions. Obama’s first priorities will necessarily be domestic, and it will take some considerable time to see a coherent foreign policy emerge. Despite, or… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick

Most of the media reporting of the meeting of the European Council in Brussels was, understandably, on the financial crisis. The following is a summary of all decisions, which is worth browsing, as it gives a flavour of the priorities and extent of current activities:(para numbers do not necessarily correspond to conclusions) Summary 1. Finance… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick

Perhaps my frustration is causing too much repetition of what I write. But I am depressed at our collective failure in Europe to pull ourselves together. Forget for a moment the Lisbon Treaty, instititutional reform, administrative reorgnisation…It is indisputable that that the European Union has helped bring peace, stability and prosperity to Western Europe and… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick