Carl Bildt | The Daily Star
  • Carl Bildt

    The writer was Sweden's foreign minister from 2006 to October 2014, and was Prime Minister from 1991 to 1994, when he negotiated Sweden's EU accession. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Europe.

  • Redefining Europe, and Europeans

    Travelling through Germany in the run-up to its federal election on September 24, one cannot help but be struck by the lingering signs of profound trauma from the 2015 refugee crisis.
  • The wrong way to prevent nuclear war

    A vast majority of countries want to eliminate the existential threat of nuclear catastrophe, and rightly so. But achieving a world free of nuclear weapons is easier said than done, and there is a risk that some attempts to do so could prove self-defeating.
  • Turkey's year of turmoil

    It has been one year since the failed coup in Turkey, and questions about the country's future still abound.
  • Urbanisation 2.0

    One thing we do know is that the future will be shaped by two key trends: digitisation and urbanisation. And the possibilities introduced by the former will likely help us overcome the problems associated with the latter.
  • Brexit or Breakup?

    I sincerely hope that a brutal exit in the spring of 2019 can be avoided, and that the “deep and special partnership” that the UK talks about will materialise by, say, the spring of 2021.
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