Friday May 29, 2020

A decade of dark deeds

The continued involvement of the west in Middle Eastern affairs has triggered horrific violence over the last decade - and the chances of a lasting resolution are particularly remote

12th December, 2009

So close are we to the end of the first decade of the 21st century that we can begin to attempt to put the last ten years in some sort of historical perspective.

Internationally, the event that defined the decade was 9/11.By contrast, from the November 1989 collapse of the Berlin Wall to September 10, 2001,we lived through a unique decade of international cooperation and détente. The Cold War ended, the nuclear threat dissipated and...

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