Daily Archives: January 24, 2011

I have been in a conference on US-Chinese relations all day, so have only just had a chance to look at the latest leak on the Middle East peace talks. But my first reaction is that a lot of the hysteria about these private discussions is wildly overdone. Far from being a cause for despair, they should be a cause of hope. They show that the two sides are not as hardline in private as they are in public. Read more

A few weeks ago I was sitting in my office, reading Foreign Policy magazine, when I made a striking discovery. Sitting next door to me, separated only by a narrow partition, is one of the world’s leading thinkers. Every year, Foreign Policy lists the people it regards as the “Top 100 Global Thinkers”. And there, at number 37, was Martin Wolf.