Sarkozy’s Club Med: Desperately Seeking Relevance

Some of the most important moments in modern diplomacy live on in photography. That’s why this weekend French President Nicolas Sarkozy — in the presence of news photographers — made sure to simultaneously grab the hands of the Israeli Prime Minister and the Palestinian Authority President and triumphantly stand as the link between the two. The image, symbolizing the power of diplomacy to bring enemies together could have made history, except that we had seen it countless times before. That was just one of the problems with Sarkozy’s weekend summit of Mediterranean nations, a gathering filled with potential, but light […]

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