Monthly Archives: April 2008

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April 30, 2008

Cometh the hour, cometh the peace mission?

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
1.     The March 29 poll for Zimbabwe’s parliament and the presidency has brought the African nation to a historic turning point, with Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF having lost its popular mandate for the first time in 28 years. The opposition …

Posted in Opinion Editorial

Cometh the hour, cometh the peace mission?

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Posted in Democracy & Development, Human Rights, Opinion Editorial, Zimbabwe
April 24, 2008

Taiwan: Preventing Conflict and Promoting Democracy

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. The recent election of a new Taiwanese President has resulted in a perceptible warming of the Sino-Taiwanese relationship and this creates a new opportunity for talks about the future of Taiwan.
2. The indefinite military commitment by the United …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
April 19, 2008

The Realist Lions of Damascus

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1.     Syria remains one of the biggest obstacles to peace in the Middle East. A deeper understanding for why it reacts in the way it does will help policy-makers in shaping an effective approach.
2.     Its foreign policy is shaped by …

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Just Say No to Carter

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
1.     Jimmy Carter is a gift that continues to give – even when no one wants to receive it any more. The honor due Carter for his help in reaching the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt is written …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
April 17, 2008

The Will to Use Power

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
 
1.     Many of Europe’s NATO members are not doing enough for Afghanistan. They need to provide additional troops and be prepared to send them to the more volatile regions.
 
 
2.     Germany, as Europe’s most populous and wealthy nation, has consistently …

Posted in Opinion Editorial

A Tale of Two Resignations

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
 1.      As has often been claimed, policy differences between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are very narrow. Where they depart is in their rhetoric.
 2.      But part of this rhetoric has centred on claims for the future of U.S. involvement …

Posted in Opinion Editorial

A Tale of Two Resignations

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
 1.      As has often been claimed, policy differences between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are very narrow. Where they depart is in their rhetoric.
 2.      But part of this rhetoric has centred on claims for the future of U.S. involvement …

Posted in Defence, Economy, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, United States, War in Iraq
April 15, 2008

Winning the Redeployment War

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1.     Supporters of America’s troop presence in Iraq have defeated efforts to force troop reductions before the end of the Bush Presidency.
2.     Despite beating back opposition to the US led occupation in the corridors of Washington, opponents of ‘redeployment’ …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
April 14, 2008

The Democratic Prospect in East Asia

To the Foreign Policy Research Institute
Philadelphia, PA      

It’s a pleasure and an honor for me to be with you today at this important conference on the relationship of internal political processes in East Asian countries to U.S. foreign policy. Let me say …

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