Trop de Zle
Lord Owen is one of those many unfortunates who, in the period of terminal decline of the British Empire, was sent off to sup with devils, equipped only with an undersized spoon.
Banking on Union?
Whatever forms the debate about European political union may take--and public opinion in many places seems increasingly skeptical--the idea of a common currency and a common central bank without it is surely an illusion.
Churchill's Realism: Reflections on the Fulton Speech
The speech is remembered today as a seminal pronouncement on behalf of the Atlantic solidarity and clearheaded realism. What is less remembered is that at the time the address brought down on Churchill a torrent of controversy.
Chirac: Beyond Gaullism?
The annual G-7 economic summits have been justly described as photoopportunities in which anything except economics may be discussed.
Into the Shooting Gallery
Putting NATO at risk in order to carry out a dubious mission in Bosnia, for the sake of repaired reputation and not real interests, constitutes a political gamble of the first order.
Is There Life After Victory? What NATO Can and Cannot Do
History counsels that defeat and victory are the two deadliest moments in the life of alliances.
NATO's Expansion: Why the Critics Are Wrong
An expansion of NATO can only occur under strong U.S. leadership.