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By Carl Bildt - Oct 20,2020
STOCKHOLM — Whether we are heading for a future of cooperation or of increasing confrontation in the Arctic remains to be seen.
By Carl Bildt - Sep 23,2020
STOCKHOLM — EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen offered an upbeat assessment in her first annual policy report (“state of the union” address) to the European Parliament this month.
By Carl Bildt - Aug 18,2020
STOCKHOLM — With Belarusians taking to the streets in unprecedented numbers and refusing to be cowed by state violence, it is obvious that Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has failed in his bid to steal another election and prolong his time in power.
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.

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