Speech by His Excellency Dr. Walter Schwimmer

His Excellency Dr. Walter Schwimmer Secretary General Of The Council of Europe On: The Council of Europe and the Way Forward 15 December 2003 “Less than a week ago, five of my staff and several members of the Parliamentary Assembly were staying at the Moscow hotel which was a target for suicide bombers. They were literallyContinue reading “Speech by His Excellency Dr. Walter Schwimmer”

Speech by His Excellency Monsieur Daniel Bernard CMG, CBE

His Excellency Monsieur Daniel Bernard CMG, CBE The French Ambassador On: France and the UK in the European-Atlantic Context 17 June 2002 “We run two risks when we talk about Euro-Atlantic relations: that of wallowing in platitudes, or luxuriating in grandiloquence. I am not sure I am going to succeed in avoiding either, but IContinue reading “Speech by His Excellency Monsieur Daniel Bernard CMG, CBE”

Speech by General The Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank, GCB, LVO, OBE

General The Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank, GCB, LVO, OBE On: Defence and Security: The Future Threat  17 January 2002 “You’re Excellencies, my Lords, and gentlemen.  Thank you so much for your invitation; thank you very much for your introduction although it wasn’t completely accurate.  I’m not an official advisor to the Prime Minister, and I hadContinue reading “Speech by General The Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank, GCB, LVO, OBE”

Speech by The Rt. Hon. Peter Hain, MP

The Rt. Hon. Peter Hain, MP Labour Minister On: The European Reaction to Terrorism 12 December 2001 “Osama bin Laden could never have calculated that the events of 11 September would unite the whole world in horror and bring together an unprecedented international coalition against terror. New prominence has been given to the role ofContinue reading “Speech by The Rt. Hon. Peter Hain, MP”

Speech by Professor Lawrence Freedman CBE

Professor Lawrence Freedman CBE Professor of War Studies, Kings College. London On: International Terrorism 22 November 2001 The following speech was transcribed verbatim, with minor abridgements.  ** “I have been given a rather broad topic for tonight:  international terrorism.  Rather than just try and offer some detailed commentary on what is going on at the moment andContinue reading “Speech by Professor Lawrence Freedman CBE”