Archive: April 02, 2006 - April 08, 2006

Fear of a Front-runner

As Peru prepares to vote in Sunday's presidential, it seems the campaign has been transformed from a three-way race into a referendum on front-runner Ollanta Humala.

By Jefferson Morley | April 7, 2006; 9:23 AM ET | Comments (15)

Berlusconi Curses as Italy Prepares to Vote

Right up to the end, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's outrageous personality has dominated news of Italy's general election to be held Sunday and Monday. If it wasn't the right-wing media magnate's personal poll of phone sex girls (seven out of...

By Jefferson Morley | April 6, 2006; 8:28 AM ET | Comments (19)

The Drum Beats Again for Blair

Is Tony Blair finished? That's the question the British media are asking amid speculation that the Prime Minister will soon resign or be forced from office. The Economist says he should "quit while he is ahead." The Daily Telegraph, citing...

By Jefferson Morley | April 4, 2006; 9:12 AM ET | Comments (33)

Israeli Lobby Controversy Grows

The international debate about Prof. John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt's study of the influence of the Israel lobby continues to grow. The Post's Michael Powell reported on the controversy today while Mary-Kay Wilmers, editor of the London Review of Books, defended her decision to publish the piece. Israeli critics also continued to dispute the authors' findings.

By Jefferson Morley | April 3, 2006; 11:32 AM ET | Comments (183)


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