By Niall Ferguson Los Angeles Times THIS IS NOT the first time that world leaders have had their summers ruined by “a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing.” In the summer of 1938, the quarrel between Germans and Czechs over the Sudetenland — which inspired Neville Chamberlain’s notorious phrase […]
By Daniel Yergin Wall Street Journal “The world has changed much since the concept of “energy security” emerged in the 1970s. But agreeing on its importance is not the same as agreeing on what it means,” writes CERA Chairman Daniel Yergin in the July 11, 2006 edition of the Wall Street Journal.
By Patrick Chamorel die Welt Conservatives are questioning whether Angela Merkel has the courage to take actions that will provoke her social democrat partners, or whether she will give up her strong commitment to the free market political philosophy. Is it the fate of market-oriented political leaders to come short of their own promises and […]
By Brent Scowcroft The Australian ARE we pursuing the right strategy to ensure that Iran (or, for that matter, any other aspirant nuclear power) does not cross the threshold to join the ranks of nuclear weapons states?…more
By Niall Ferguson Daily Telegraph On arriving at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport on Friday (no doubt humming Love Me Do), the US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, was greeted with roughly equal quantities of bouquets and brick-bats…more