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Two solutions for energy security

23.11.06 Publication:

Ever since Russia temporarily shut off gas supplies to Ukraine in January, "energy security" has been the hottest topic, if you will forgive such a...

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How to be friendlier with the neighbours

01.11.06 Publication:

At one time, when there was a clear distinction between leftists and rightists in politics, the main task for political candidates was to sound different from...

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Europe needs Turkey

29.10.06 Publication:

There is something strange about the debate inside our European Union about enlargement, and in particular about the...

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Grazie, Silvio

13.10.06 Publication:

Lenin would be astonished. No, I don´t mean the real Lenin, asleep in his mausoleum in Red Square in Moscow. I am talking personally, as the man whose photo...

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Getting serious about global warming

01.10.06 Publication:

In every country around the world, in politics there are some issues on which good politicians know that it is vital to say the right words, but then to avoid...

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The morality of war

01.09.06 Publication:

How fortunate it must have been to be a leader like China´s Mao Zedong. The man who in effect became China´s Communist emperor from 1949 until his...

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Japanese lessons for Italy

01.08.06 Publication:

When I was visiting Milan and Florence recently, I was reminded how appealing Italy is to Japanese visitors. Although Florence was also full of American...

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A Matsuri for books

01.07.06 Publication:

In recent years, especially in Europe and America there has been a common lament, at least among the older and literate sort of people. It is that modern life...

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Dealing with a nuclear Iran

01.06.06 Publication:

Ever since 1945, when the first nuclear bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world has lived with an extraordinary contradiction. This is the fact...

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The power of globalisation

01.05.06 Publication:

Sometimes, we become so preoccupied by what is happening today, that we forget what happened only yesterday. This matters because where we have come from also...

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A long goodbye

01.04.06 Publication:

Valedictory A long goodbyeBill Emmott, who stands down as editor on March 31st, offers his parting thoughts WITH April Fool´s Day as the publication date on...

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Insulting cartoons and the limits of free speech

01.03.06 Publication:

Editors of newspapers and magazines like to think of themselves as quite influential people. But usually they are not. Politicians do pay court to them, but...

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The final days of Tony Blair

01.03.06 Publication:

British politics The final days of Tony Blair If Britain´s prime minister is not thinking about stepping down, he should be ONCE upon a time...

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The case for American leadership

01.02.06 Publication:

During recent years, it has become harder and harder to find anyone outside the United States who will agree that American leadership is good for the world....

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The future power of Chindia

01.01.06 Publication:

People who follow the course of world politics and economics often disagree on many things. But these days there is one thing most do seem to agree upon: that...

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Mission accomplished

01.01.06 Publication:

Junichiro Koizumi will leave Japan´s economy on the mend and its politics invigorated Reuters A Japanese spring The land of the...

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Memories, museums and war

01.12.05 Publication:

Anyone who studied my schedule during the past year could be forgiven for concluding that I am obsessed with museums and with war. Nothing could be further...

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Optimism about Japan

01.11.05 Publication:

People often think economics is all about money and statistics and strange mathematical equations. But that is wrong: in my view, economics is really just a...

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Tired of globalisation

01.11.05 Publication:

Trade and poverty Tired of globalisationBut trade liberalisation and other forms of openness are needed more than ever Get article...

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Dealing with natural disasters

01.10.05 Publication:

Few can disagree—unless perhaps they are President George Bush himself—that the American federal government´s handling of the natural disaster that...

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The sun also rises (survey)

01.10.05 Publication:

The sun also rises Japan is at last ready to surprise the world by how well it does, not how badly, writes Bill Emmott, editor of The...

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The sun also rises (leader)

01.10.05 Publication:

The sun also rises Japan´s chances of prosperity and influence look surprisingly bright IT HAS taken an extraordinarily long...

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Reflections on the atom bombs

01.09.05 Publication:

Every year, when it comes to celebrating my birthday, two things strike me, leaving aside the extra pleasure I get on that day from my family. One is that it...

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Making poverty history

01.07.05 Publication:

In western Europe this year, we seem to be experiencing a strange mixture: a cult of the celebrity and a cult of Africa all rolled into one. This is occurring...

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