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Dalai Lama visit shows US-China flaws

[Originally published in The Guardian] The Dalai Lama’s trip to DC has seen the US and China acting like a dysfunctional couple. They must find ways to co-operate The controversy surrounding the Dalai Lama’s visit to the White House to see President Obama has highlighted the confrontational politicking that can take place as powerful countries attempt to […]

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Opportunity knocks for Sarah Palin

[Originally published in The Guardian] Individually ridiculed as devoid of substance, together Sarah Palin and the Tea Party could be a powerful Republican force Sarah Palin may not know that Africa is a continent, but if there is knowledge that she is not lacking, it’s a canny ability to spot, and seize, any opportunity that will propel her […]