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By Chris Patten - May 09,2024
 LONDON — Dozens of developed and developing countries, representing half of the world’s population, are set to hold or have already held elections in 2024.While the outcome of some races may seem predetermined, the upcoming elections in the United States and India, as well
By Chris Patten - Jan 09,2024
LONDON — It may shock some Americans to learn that democratic leaders and publics in Europe and elsewhere are more concerned about the prospect of Donald Trump winning their country’s 2024 presidential election than any other world event, including crucial elections in their own
By Chris Patten - Sep 29,2023
 LONDON — I am not proud of this, but like many others, I have fallen victim to an online scam. This has never happened to me before, and the experience left me feeling so ashamed that I told very few people about it.To be sure, I am far from alone in this.
By Chris Patten - Aug 08,2023
TOULOUSE — In December 2003, roughly nine months into the Iraq War that would forever define his legacy, then-US president George W. Bush was asked whether his administration’s policies complied with international law.
By Chris Patten - Jul 03,2023
LONDON — It has become something of a cliché in recent years to say that we live in a post-truth, post-fact age.
By Chris Patten - Apr 04,2023
LONDON — The 20th anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq on March 20, 2003, represented a chance to reflect on the intelligence and policy failures that led president George W.
By Chris Patten - Jan 24,2023
LONDON — Fate has not dealt Rishi Sunak, the United Kingdom’s first prime minister of color and its third prime minister in two months, a winning electoral hand.Sunak entered office following two horrendous displays of prime ministerial incompetence.
By Chris Patten - Aug 24,2022
LONDON  —  Emma Duncan, one of Britain’s most respected journalists, recently wrote a commentary in The Times in which she reported on the experience of a Spanish friend who had visited the United Kingdom earlier this summer.
By Chris Patten - Oct 23,2021
LONDON — I have read the obituaries of General Colin Powell, who died this week, with considerable sadness. I got to know this great American soldier-statesman when he was the US secretary of state and I was the European commissioner for external affairs.
By Chris Patten - Sep 01,2021
LONDON — The recent terrorist bombing at Kabul airport that killed more than 100 Afghan civilians and 13 US troops has added more horror to an awful summer. It also shows that Voltaire was not always correct.



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