Dueling Decisions: George W. Bush versus Gerhard Schröder

Posted by John Rosenthal

Here is an excerpt from my dual review of the memoirs of George W. Bush and Gerhard Schröder in the World Affairs Journal. Oddly enough, the two books have nearly identical titles: “Decision Points” and “Decisions” [Entscheidungen]. …Bush’s closeness to his father, George H. W. Bush, is legendary. In Decision Points, he describes the elder [...]

16 Words, 500 Tons, 28 Kilograms

Posted by John Rosenthal

This is a picture of Jacques Chirac and Saddam Hussein visiting a nuclear facility in France in 1975.     Chirac was French Prime Minister at the time. Not long after this visit, the French government would cut a deal to provide Iraq the nuclear reactor that became known as "Osirak". What is less known [...]