Entries from Ignacio Gil Vázquez at PostGlobal tagged with 'Europe'
Why is Russia in the G8? It is far from a consolidated democracy, or a fully developed economy. But Russia is already in the club, so the best approach would be to try to make it one of us. Putin takes advantage of Europe and the U.S.'s fears of Russia. He should instead be held to higher standards of conduct.
After four years in Iraq, the U.S. seems ready to leave in a hurry, while Britain managed to stay there for decades. Europe remembers war and imperial domination, and has managed to break free. They may have lessons the world could stand to learn.