Monthly Archives: April 2007

April 30, 2007

Space: The ‘Final Frontier’ Should Be Peaceful

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

 Space is increasingly important to modern security and defence – enabling greater information flows and intelligence gathering to allow real-time decision-making.
Other nations, particularly America, China and India, are forging ahead with space programs and Europe must maintain its own …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
April 29, 2007

The opportunity to go beyond the two-state paradigm

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
•    Current events demonstrate that the “Land-for-Peace” paradigm and a two-state solution as conventionally imagined have failed.
•    The Oslo Accords’ establishment of an embryonic state in the form of the Palestinian Authority led to increased instability and bloodshed.
•    The …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
April 19, 2007

A ‘European Charter’ is needed to replace the Constitution

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
&bull    The Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe is dead and should be left in its grave.
&bull    A new treaty for the European Union is still needed more than ever, but should be a shorter document and should not include &lsquoconstitution&rsquo …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
April 13, 2007

The delusional world of the Realists

In memory of Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick; who did not suffer fools or despots wisely.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
•    Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi’s diplomatic trip to regimes in the Middle East that are sponsors of terrorism, undemocratic and violators of …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
April 11, 2007

Islamism: The bane of diplomacy

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
•    When confronting Islamism, the diplomatic policy tool kit lacks viable options as it is predicated upon a relativist culture that seeks an aversion of responsibility and lacks decisiveness.
•    Islamism in contrast is idealistic and lacking rational pragmatism.
•    Measures …

Posted in Opinion Editorial