Why the Horn of Africa could be the New Big Headache next year.
This is not another end of the year commentary. I would prefer to take a look at the coming year and make a prediction. If I am wrong, everyone will forget. If I am right, I will win a prize or something. Read more
Emerging economies are all fretting. All that money being printed by the US Fed and its ilk is pouring into their economies, causing speculation, inflation and financial indigestion. Read more
Why Holbrooke is a model for diplomats of an aspiring power.
What, I am occasionally asked, is so great about Richard Holbrooke? Read more
Several years ago a young US diplomat told me, “Wherever in the world I’ve been posted, I always found that the British had been there before me.” Read more
Broadly speaking, the worldview behind Wikileaks is a demand for complete transparency in the actions of government, corporations and, ultimately one presumes, individuals. A planet without secrets. How feasible is that? Read more