Daily Archives: January 17, 2012

John Aglionby

William Hague travels this week to Brazil; the UK foreign secretary wants to curry favour and, more importantly, greater trade with Latin America’s rising powers. “Britain is coming back,” he says. “We are turning around decades of British withdrawal in Latin America.”

What a shame, then, that next door in Argentina much of British diplomacy has literally slipped back into the semaphore age – at least when it comes to the Falklands/Malvinas issue. 

By Gideon Rachman

It took an economic crisis in Greece in 1947 to force the United States to assume world leadership. Now, more than 60 years later, another Greek crisis is showing what the world feels like without US leadership.