Ultima Ratio Regum Latin for “[War,] the last argument of kings,” this quote summed up the classical approach to warfare, that it was the method of achieving a specific strategic goal of the realm when other methods had failed. In modern times though, it seems that war is often the resul
In November of last year, NATO held its strategic summit in Lisbon, Portugal. Marie Mainil joined young leaders from around the world at a parallel venture. At The Young Atlanticists Summit, the next generation of leadership tackled the same issues as their NATO counterparts, and was able to query world leaders like Ban Ki-moon and General David Petraeus. Here is Marie's sketch of the events.
On October 9, 2009, the Nobel Committee announced that President Barack Obama had been awarded the coveted peace prize for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." How can Obama live up to such lofty expectations? One almost needs a roadmap. In Power & Responsibility, three authors provide just that. Lauren Young reviews.
"We both stressed that to uphold the international nuclear non-proliferation regime and to appropriately resolve the Iranian nuclear issue through dialogue and negotiations is very important to stability in the Middle East and in the Gulf region" (Hu Jintao, General Secretary of the Chinese C