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November 2010

Diplomacy’s Seamy Side

November 30, 2010 // Toronto Star - Canada

By shedding a harsh light on diplomacy’s seamier, hypocritical side they also confirm the age-old adage that an ambassador is an honest person sent abroad to lie for the good of his or her country.

Operating in the Open

November 30, 2010 // Ottawa Citizen - Canada

If the public understood more about the daily business of international relations, they might be better placed to judge politicians' pronouncements on foreign policy.

WikiLeaks: Good or Bad?

November 30, 2010 // Macleans - Canada

Much of the information released was classified at a low level. This means that it was widely available to, and presumably used by, a very large number of people in the U.S. military and the diplomatic community. It also makes it susceptible to leaks.

Cancun Is Hopeless If the U.S. Is Not Active

November 30, 2010 // Global Times - China - Chinese

With lessons learned from the Kyoto Protocol, in which the U.S. signed agreements at international talks in the event that it did not accomplish domestic climate legislation, people now know that that signature did not count in the end.

Why Don’t They Put Bush on Trial?

November 30, 2010 // Al Ahram - Egypt - Arabic

We should not be shocked that George W. Bush told a few lies in his memoirs. We became accustomed — the world became accustomed — to his lies during the eight black years when he sat on a seat he didn’t deserve, governing the largest and most powerful state in the world. On this seat, he drove the world order to [Read more]

WikiLeaks: So What?

November 30, 2010 // die Tageszeitung - Germany - German

<b>It’s not the end of diplomacy; it’s the end of WikiLeaks.</b> "The end of diplomacy as we know it." That’s what they’re calling the latest WikiLeaks revelations. Feel free to doubt that. Politicians and journalists condemn the leaks as “irresponsible.” At the same time, it’s not big news that Guido [Read more]

Diplomacy Exposed

November 30, 2010 // Arab News - Saudi Arabia

This is hardly a case of whistle blowing. What the US thinks of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin or Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and so many others is salacious, even amusing. But it does no constitute wrongdoing.

Many Would Vote for Sarah Palin

November 30, 2010 // Avui - Spain - Catalan

Her biography is unique. Sarah Louise Heath Palin — daughter of a teacher and a secretary — was born in Sandpoint, Idaho, and after having earned various scholarships from universities in Alaska, Hawaii and Idaho, she graduated with degrees in business management, journalism and political science. Her hobbies [Read more]
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