The euro and the Hotel California

By Hugo Dixon
October 26, 2011

The euro zone is like Hotel California, UBS wrote in a report published in September. “You can check out any time you like but you can never leave,” it said, quoting the Eagles song. A British businessman, Simon Wolfson, has now offered a 250,000 pound prize to the person who can come up with the most convincing explanation of how an orderly exit from the single currency is possible.

Bankers issue nostra culpa for economic crisis

By Hugo Dixon
October 24, 2011

To: Barack Obama
From: Humboldt Pye, Chairman of First Reform Bank

Dear Mr. President:

I’m writing an open letter to you and other G20 leaders on behalf of the chairmen of the world’s leading banks to say sorry.

Guantanamo’s detox man

By Hugo Dixon
October 4, 2011

By Hugo Dixon

If anybody can provide a measure of legitimacy to the trials of detainees in Guantanamo Bay, Brigadier General Mark Martins may be that person. Barack Obama will certainly be hoping so. Martins, who was on the Harvard Law Review with the president when they were students, has this week taken over as chief prosecutor for military commissions at a time when the highest-profile Guantanamo detainees are coming to trial. The first death penalty moved a step closer last week when a trial was ordered for Abd al-Rahim al Nashiri, who allegedly planned the bombing of USS Cole in 2000. The case of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, is likely to follow shortly afterwards, in what some people are dubbing America’s Nuremberg trial.

Italian mega-tax would be game-changer

By Hugo Dixon
September 13, 2011

By Hugo Dixon
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Can non-violent struggle bring down Syria’s Assad?

By Hugo Dixon
August 1, 2011

By Hugo Dixon
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Greek rescue: pig in a poke

By Hugo Dixon
July 26, 2011

By Hugo Dixon
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

BSkyB directors should quiz James Murdoch

By Hugo Dixon
July 26, 2011

(The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own)

Greek rescue bizarrely increases its debts

By Hugo Dixon
July 25, 2011

By Hugo Dixon
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

James Murdoch shouldn’t be kicked out of BSkyB

By Hugo Dixon
July 18, 2011

By Hugo Dixon
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Berlusconi really must go

By Hugo Dixon
July 13, 2011

By Hugo Dixon
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.