April 2016

Obama on power

From the excellent “Obama Doctrine” profile in the New Yorker: Real power means you can get what you want without having to exert violence. – Barack Obama and: Obama has come to a number of dovetailing conclusions about the world, and about America‚Äôs role in it. The first is that the Middle East is no…more

More on how the Paris climate agreement happened

The Guardian has a wonderful in-depth description of just how the world’s leaders came to an agreement on climate change action in Paris last December (previously). Lots of innovative techniques, including… A headquarters with visibility across the conference: Fabius, from his office, could be with Christiana Figueres, the UN climate change chief, for a face-to-face…more