“Many of our European and regional partners recognize that they have as much at stake in Iraq as we do if not more. And their desire to prevent chaos is, in fact, a very, very strong incentive if we lead.”…more
The French and Dutch publics have resoundingly rejected a constitutional treaty of which too little was explained, too late and too poorly. To be sure, the death of the treaty, for that is what it is, does not translate into a death of the European Union. Admittedly, too, a French oui would not have ended […]
Ahead of George W. Bush’s presidential visit to Europe next month, transatlantic relations stand at a crucial point. …more
By Michael Howard 1. Introduction It’s great to be with you today. Earlier this morning I visited BAE Systems’ Warton factory. I was hugely impressed, as anyone would be, by Warton’s world class technology and the evident pride of everyone working there.
HAMBURG — The war between “Old Europe” and America is over, but the old friendship, sonorously invoked for decades, is history, too….more