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 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 […]