Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Continuing Question

So Deauville has come to end; on to the G20 in Cannes on November 4th-5th 2011.  But the continuing question here at the International Media Center, and among some of the delegates is – why the G8?  What is the … Continue reading

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The Growing Domestic Constraint

The challenge to G8 leadership today – apparent here in Deauville at the G8 leaders summit – is not only the rise of the large emerging market economies – India, Brazil, China, etc., – but the growing constraint of domestic … Continue reading

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Local or Global

Notwithstanding the mandate (?) the G8 – or more likely the G7  leaders – expressed concern over the consequences of a continuing debt crisis in Europe especially in Greece.  Apparently President Obama raised concern over the decline of the euro … Continue reading

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One Conspiracy Theory Too Many

These last few weeks have seen more than one fall from grace for prominent men. There is a serious competition for who has fallen the fastest! Under normal circumstances ex-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger would grab the prize. In a unique … Continue reading

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Another Priority Topic

It wasn’t on the original agenda – again.  But it has gripped discussion – okay maybe gossip -  here at the international media center (IMC): the nomination of Christine Lagarde for the IMF top post and whether this nomination is … Continue reading

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Looking for a Purpose – The Search in Deauville

Well my colleagues David Bosco from Foreign Policy at the Multilateralist and Stewart Patrick from the new Internationalist at Council of Foreign Relations – have suddenly discovered that the G8 is upon us.Stewart has decided that notwithstanding its “declared death” … Continue reading

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Looking for Just the Right Royal Charity

Two major events confirm the star power of the British Royal Family. The first, of course, was the glamorous wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton (with major support from Prince Harry and Pippa, Kate’s younger sister), an event that … Continue reading

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To Jaw-Jaw is Always Better than to War-War

You know I think that we – the global media and so-called global governance experts and even officials – sometimes forget the value of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s statement (identified in the title) expressed at the White House in … Continue reading

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Fear of Clapping with One Hand

Today, Monday and tomorrow the so-called G-2 are meeting in Washington.  This is the third round of the US-China Security and Economic Dialogue (S&ED).  Led by Timothy Geithner Secretary of the Treasury and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the … Continue reading

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Is it America or is it the Liberal World Order That is Passing

[Editor's note:  I'd like to thank Arthur Stein, UCLA and Richard Rosecrance, Harvard for the early discussions we held on the issues raised in this blog post.  They are not responsible for any of the opinions expressed here. ASA] Pronouncements … Continue reading

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