This is an excellent, insightful, MUST-READ article from Peter Oborne in the Telegraph. Check it out!
Whilst I very much agree with Peter Oborne’s analysis and observations, my mind kept dwelling on one short paragraph. Let me quote it:
Neither William Hague nor John Kerry could have dealt with a press conference with the candour, gravity and thoughtfulness that Mr Lavrov did in Bali on Monday. He provided a kaleidoscopic survey of global problems.
For me, John Kerry and William Hague seem to be the worst US Secretary of State and UK Foreign Secretary in a generation. Both US and UK foreign policy is an omni-shambles, so it’s no surprise that a very shrewd and decisive Russian leadership is able to capture the World’s attention. Of course, some of the UK’s problems seem to be from trying to be the US’s poodle. AND a poodle to Barack Obama’s leadership is a very weak and confused animal.
Let me turn this to an open question:
Can you remember a worse US Secretary of State and UK Foreign Secretary than John Kerry and William Hague respectively?