Bernd Debusmann

America’s nuclear energy future

By Bernd Debusmann
June 17, 2011

In his inaugural address on January 21, 2009, President Barack Obama promised that “we’ll restore science to its rightful place.” Mark that down as a broken promise, as far as a key element of America’s nuclear energy future is concerned.

U.S. nation-building in the wrong place?

By Bernd Debusmann
June 10, 2011

America’s costly efforts at nation-building in Afghanistan and Iraq came under intense scrutiny this month in critical reports and a gloomy Senate hearing that prompted a memorable assertion. “If there is any nation in the world that really needs nation-building right now, it is the United States.”

The war on drugs and a milestone critique

By Bernd Debusmann
June 3, 2011

The war on drugs is a waste of time, money and lives. It cannot be won. The world’s drug warriors are out of ideas.