Davos Ponders a U.S.-Iran War

In the row over Iran's controversial nuclear programme, Russia warned the United States Saturday against additional unilateral sanctions against Tehran now that a compromise resolution has been passed by the United Nations Security Council.

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Whisperings in Davos

Boston Globe
by H.D.S. Greenway

02/06/07

Only in hindsight can one tell when a great power has reached its peak. Some say that Britain’s war to extend its empire over the intransigent Boer farmers in South Africa a century ago marked the beginning of decline. But even earlier, the ardent colonialist Joseph Chamberlain had spoken of his country as weary and staggering ‘under the too-vast orb of its fate.’ The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, with its unique convening powers, is as good a place as any to detect mood swings among those who do so much of the world’s work, and the theme of this year’s meeting was ‘the shifting power equation.’ There was a hint in the alpine air of resignation and sadness among those who admire America that the United States was stumbling along, lost in Iraq and headed in the wrong direction toward Iran. There was lament about good will lost, of power and prestige dissipated, and the dangers inherent in the rising tide of self-inflicted anti-Americanism...

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