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  1. A moving argument

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... headquarters. Times have changed. The permanent membership of the council has to be broadened beyond Britain, China, France, Russia and the US. How the UN does its work has to be improved. Animosity ...

  2. UN's nowhere man

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... The council's permanent members, Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States, have their usual power of veto. Washington's rocky relations with Mr Ban's predecessor, Kofi Annan, ...

  3. Out to lunch

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... financial circumstances to that of the G20 meeting, and the 1919 Paris Peace Conference that resulted in the Treaty of Versailles. The former collapsed in acrimony between Britain and France against ...

  4. Age-old dilemma

    Posted Mar 20th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... others. Colombia accepts a 30-year-old president, while France's constitution dictates 23. These regulations ignore the fact that ability, maturity and wisdom come to us at different times- ...

  5. Our best hope

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the US and the European Union- ...

  6. The other depression

    Posted Nov 21st 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... with bad mortgages. Amid optimism in France, the newly formed Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the states unified by Prussia into the German Empire, lending institutions sprouted and flourished. ...

  7. The odd couple

    Posted Nov 24th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... members America, France and Russia have voiced approval, but China has not made its position clear, apart from negative, unsigned commentaries in the People's Daily newspaper. New ...

  8. Asian independence the ironic legacy of a brutal invasion

    Posted Aug 15th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... began, Japan was already firmly locked in conflict with China's nationalist government. Germany's gains in Europe meant wins for Japan in Asia: invasion of the Netherlands and France ... to what is now Taiwan in 1949. France tried to regain its foothold in Indochina, but gave up after losing the battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954, leading to the creation of North and South Vietnam. ...

  9. Is this what the third world war looks like?

    Posted Sep 05th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... split into opposing camps. Relations with the US remain frosty for China, France and Russia. Beijing and Moscow have increasingly turned away from Washington, with the strain showing in relation ...

  10. Thoughts of a 'hawkish dove'

    Posted Aug 06th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... of 103 hostages on an Air France Airbus that had been hijacked during a flight from Tel Aviv to Paris. Three hostages, six hijackers and one Israeli soldier were killed, and the mission was later ...




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