Earlier this week, Brussels was cool, sunny and sweating about the future of the euro. The first meeting of the European leaders on Monday produced so few firm conclusions that the chairman of the board of one of Germany’s largest financial firms grumbled, “I am very surprised the markets did not react badly.” Read more

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I recently gave the Jean Monnet lecture at Jawaharlal Nehru University on Europe and Asia. That’s a topic only slightly smaller than the Eurasian land mass so I largely focused on the European Union and its policies toward China, India and Asian regionalism. Read more

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Another day, another foreign policy statement. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recent oped piece in Foreign Policy magazine titled “America’s Pacific Century” helps place some perspective on where India fits into the US’s larger strategic view. Read more

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On the basis of one recent but short trip to South Sudan and a lengthy, but distant, stay in southern Ethiopia I concluded recently that one of the more interesting consequences of the Libyan war has been a remarkable change of fortunes in what was a small Cold War in the Horn of Africa. Read more

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