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William Pfaff

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  • Romney and Ryan project vague foreign policy

    PARIS -- Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate for the American presidency confirms that this campaign is going to be mainly about domestic issues -- barring a not-impossible Israeli attack on Iran between here and there. It is likely...
  • Would a stronger European federation even help?

    PARIS -- The belief widely held is that enlarged federalism is the appropriate response to the economic crisis provoked by the Wall Street credit crash. Why? Fundamental to the crisis is the degree of federation it already has. Seventeen economically...
  • Campaigns touch briefly on the wars

    PARIS -- Politics tends to wring all seriousness out of speech. Sometimes this is a demonstration of unforgivable ignorance. Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan thinks that "Now is the time to lock in the success that is within reach" in...
  • Tensions between Germany and Greece run deep

    PARIS -- The most important European casualty of the international financial crisis has been the solidarity that until recently existed within the European Union, whose foundation and continuing raison d'etre has been to consolidate nations and peoples...
  • Egypt's president reasserts his country's sovereignty in world affairs

    PARIS -- The interview given The New York Times by the new president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, on the eve of his trip to New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting, was notable for its moderation, but more than that, for its calm and...
  • Possible stalemate in Syria lesser of two evils

    PARIS -- The major threat in the Middle East to international peace is Syria's civil war, not the rhetorical battles between Iran and an Israel that claims to be straining against its American leash. The Syrian war is the focus of Sunni-Shiite rivalry,...
  • Arab outrage should come as no surprise

    PARIS -- "How could this happen?" Hillary Clinton demanded to be told, after the demonstrations and the attack upon the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed the American ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. "How could this...
  • Arab Awakening and a failed European aeronautics merger

    PARIS -- It has been a bad week for American policymakers concerned with the Middle East (as for the Middle Easterners themselves), and it will be important to see what Mitt Romney and Barack Obama make of it in their second debate (which occurs after...
  • Major European aerospace merger sends shockwaves around the globe

    PARIS -- The first of the presidential debates is supposed to be confined to domestic American issues, which is nearly all that the candidates have talked about during the campaign until now. Foreign affairs have forced their way into the campaign on a...
  • Romney's foreign policy a puzzle that doesn't fit together

    PARIS -- The principal problem with Mitt Romney's foreign policy statements is not that his position swings widely, or that he often reverses himself, according to the audience and the daily news. This is no surprise in American presidential campaigning....
  • Trans-Atlantic military cooperation gets complicated in Afghanistan

    PARIS -- The annual Munich Security Conference is regularly the scene for the complaints of American official and semi-official participants deploring Europe's failure "to pull its weight" in defense, "free-riding" on American efforts, and failing to...
  • Greek unrest the result of suppressed democracy

    PARIS -- When the first international effort to impose an economic austerity regime upon Greece was completed, George Papandreou, the prime minister, surprised and infuriated the negotiators from the IMF, European Commission and European Central Bank by...