March 3, 2013

Why World Leaders Can't Get Anything Done

Moises Naim, Washington Post

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Size no longer means strength. Bureaucracy no longer means control. And titles no longer mean authority. And if the future of power lies in disruption and interference, not management and consolidation, can we expect to ever know stability again?

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TAGGED: Europe, Foreign Policy, United States


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Feckless U.S. Congress MIA Abroad
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