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William Pfaff

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  • Drone warfare foretells an ever-expanding and illegal war

    PARIS -- The disclosure that current American drone warfare operations are directed from the presidential office in the White House, with the president himself selecting persons to be assassinated by unmanned American drone aircraft in the Muslim...
  • As Hollande struggles, so does the opposition

    PARIS -- France has a double crisis. Its ruling political party, Francois Hollande's Socialist, is in a state of catatonia, usually defined as a condition of incoherence with alternate periods of stupor and activity. More below about that. Former...
  • Super PAC era links back to early James Burnham

    PARIS -- At a time when corporate America is exploring and exploiting its new Supreme-Court-bestowed role in the management of American election results, an earlier transformation in the composition and political role of American business leadership...
  • Euro must have reform, not Americanization

    PARIS -- More than two decades ago, the Delors plan for European currency union was initially proposed. Some of us asked whether eight, 12 or 15 different European economies, with their distinct budgets (and budget priorities), fiscal situations and...
  • U.S. policy as global security provider built on Plymouth Rock

    PARIS -- Earlier this month, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Philip Gordon visited London to give Prime Minister David Cameron his instructions: Washington wants Britain inside the EU, so it can blunt Europe's anti-American impulses...
  • Europe bails itself out, for now

    PARIS -- The latest, and 20th, European "summit" meeting, held last week in Brussels, was symbolically a defeat for Germany's Angela Merkel, who agreed that Europe's permanent bailout fund could directly recapitalize certain troubled euro-zone banks after...
  • EU better off as concentric powers, not US imitation

    PARIS -- Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel is not the only European convinced that the European crisis, now a political as well as economic crisis, can only be solved by pressing forward -- ever forward! -- to an ever more closely unified European Union,...
  • Swiss curb executive greed, will anyone follow?

    PARIS -- Switzerland just had a referendum in which it voted to give company and bank shareholders veto rights over the salaries, bonuses and overall compensation packages of senior executives and board directors. Bonuses will be prohibited for...
  • Siena conference further evidence of stalemated euro zone

    SIENA, ITALY -- The European Union is at risk of being destroyed by the euro. The credit crisis founded upon the swindle by Wall Street that was retailed to Europe's banks has created divisions in Europe which are undermining what was supposed to be...
  • What exacly would Israel like to do with its Palestinian population?

    PARIS -- What exactly is it that Israel intends to do with the Palestinians now in the territories that it has just opened for home construction for Jewish settlers, thereby extending its policy of occupying and annexing what are legally Palestinian...
  • Syria's turmoil is internal, but meddling could inflame Middle East

    PARIS -- The unclarified mystery about the struggle in Syria is what it is all about. Did it begin in repercussion to the Arab uprisings elsewhere? Or is there a sinister external explanation? Who began it? The story commonly offered is that children...