The Great Debate

In Cuba, low-hanging fruit for Obama

By Bernd Debusmann
February 25, 2009

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Goodbye to rugged American individualism?

By Bernd Debusmann
February 18, 2009

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Shock!! Horror!! The United States is becoming more like Europe! The rugged individualism that makes up part of the country’s self-image may be doomed. Paternalism threatens to throttle enterprise and initiative.

Clean up Washington: mission impossible?

By Bernd Debusmann
February 11, 2009

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Obama and the Afghan narco-state

By Bernd Debusmann
January 29, 2009

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First 100 Days: Obama, Iran and Richard Nixon

By Bernd Debusmann
January 22, 2009

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Here is a piece of advice for Barack Obama for dealing with Iran, one of the countries that will loom large in his presidency. Forget the way five of your predecessors dealt with the place. Take your cue from Richard Nixon and his 1972 breakthrough with China.

In Gaza war, lions led by donkeys?

By Bernd Debusmann
January 15, 2009

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It’s not often that a senior member of Washington’s usually staid and cautious foreign policy establishment likens Israeli political leaders to donkeys and questions their competence. But the fighting in Gaza prompted Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies to do just that.

Pakistan, Mexico and U.S. nightmares

By Bernd Debusmann
January 7, 2009

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from Reuters Editors:

Typewriters, Technology and Trust

January 1, 2009

dean-150Dean Wright is Global Editor, Ethics, Innovation and News Standards. Any opinions are his own.

American guns and the war next door

By Bernd Debusmann
December 18, 2008

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Can Obama avert an Arab-Israeli disaster?

By Bernd Debusmann
December 11, 2008

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