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By Carl Bildt - Mar 25,2020
STOCKHOLM — An unprecedented threat demands an unprecedented response. Rarely, if ever, have governments had to shift into crisis-management mode as quickly as they have in the past few weeks.
By Carl Bildt - Feb 23,2020
MELBOURNE — By any reasonable standard, Australia is a long way off from most other countries. Sydney is closer to the South Pole than it is to Singapore.
By Carl Bildt - Jan 18,2020
Trump’s tweet suggests that his entire Iran policy is rooted deep in the past, as if actions taken today represent a belated response to wounds inflicted long ago.
By Carl Bildt - Dec 15,2019
STOCKHOLM — Recognising that the European Union is facing a number of vexing challenges on the world stage, Ursula von der Leyen, the new European Commission president, has promised to lead a “geopolitical Commission.” Echoing this sentiment, Josep Borrell, the new high
By Carl Bildt - Nov 21,2019
STOCKHOLM — Once again, the United States is undergoing the profound drama of presidential impeachment proceedings.
By Carl Bildt - Oct 21,2019
CANBERRA — Recent events in Syria have naturally raised two questions: Who lost the country? And where might the international community go from here?The first question is easier to answer. Looking back, Syria has probably been lost since the popular uprising in 2011.
By Carl Bildt - Apr 04,2019
STOCKHOLM — In August 1941, even before the United States had entered World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and US President Franklin D. Roosevelt met secretly off the coast of Newfoundland to discuss how the world could be organised after the war.
By Carl Bildt - Feb 24,2019
MUNICH — It was at the 2007 Munich Security Conference that Russian President Vladimir Putin first signalled a cooling of Russian-Western relations.
By Carl Bildt - Jan 21,2019
STOCKHOLM — Every now and then, a US political leader descends on Cairo to deliver an address outlining America’s policy objectives in the ever-challenging Middle East.
By Carl Bildt - Dec 20,2018
STOCKHOLM — Suddenly, the debate about creating a joint European Union army has gained real momentum.

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