Talking while the clock is ticking.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia will not get involved in peacemaking in Afghanistan unless the Taliban stops providing shelter and severs all ties with Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaida movement, officials said Tuesday. Afghan President Hamid Karzai is visiting Saudi Arabia hoping for an active Saudi role in his plan to persuade Taliban […]
Hamlet Instructs Players
There was a saying I often heard when I was growing up in the 50’s. Digging into the Shakespeare play of Hamlet in which the phrase originated, the quote we oft abbreviated is: “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark”. It carried the meaning that the fish is rotting from the head down—all [...]
hina, India and other developing nations boycotted U.N. climate talks on Monday, bringing negotiations to a halt with their demand that rich countries discuss much deeper cuts in their greenhouse gas emissions. Representatives from developing countries – a bloc of 135 nations – said they refused to participate in any formal working groups at the […]