When cyber gets physical: why we need the NSA
Beyond the post-Cold War world
While the US has made many mistakes, a fragmented Europe and a weaker China mean that the US will be more powerful -- since power is relative.
Financial markets, politics and the new reality
After the global financial crisis, it is clear that our economic system is not a machine but a political compact.
Will France take a new strategic direction under Hollande?
Will the new French president end up playing the Gaullist hand?
2012, the next upheaval
| 05 January 2012 | FEATURES |
Governments and popular movements will be grappling with the explosive cocktail of global governance, austerity and democracy.
From the trumpeter, an uncertain sound
| 25 November 2011 | FEATURES |
A faded president, discredited rivals, and a dysfunctional political system spell trouble for the United States - at home and in the world.
Love and nationality
| 15 November 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
There can be few extended families today where someone has not married a spouse of a different nationality. In a globalised world, where people go abroad to study, find work, take holidays or to settle, international marriages are increasingly common and are drawing countries closer together.
Time for a new destiny?
| 16 November 2010 | FEATURES |
The United States is caught in the gap between a potent domestic sense of historical mission and a shifting global political reality.
The Rwandan genocide: a revisionist history
| 21 September 2010 | FEATURES |
Truth and justice are not served by anti-western narratives treating Tutsis as 'unworthy victims'.
When China Rules the World
Perhaps, but not before its poverty and corruption disappear and who knows how many decades that will take?
The clash over core American values
The great contest of the United States in 2010 is about the moral nature of American society.
Busting the myth of sanctions
| 24 November 2009 | FEATURES |
Imposing sanctions is a strategy that rarely works in international relations, except as a public relations stunt.