Richard Haass

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NUI Maynooth: The Edward M Kennedy Institute is leading a research project on religion and peacebuilding within the framework of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Photograph: Eric Luke

A consensus on European values and a wholesome confidence in the future of Europe are further away now than 15 years ago. A similar psychological slip(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney meets US secretary of state Rex Tillerson  in Washington DC

The United States is preparing to appoint a special envoy to Northern Ireland the US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has confirmed. Responding to q(...)

US president Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, after arriving for a New Year’s Eve gala at his Mar-a-Lago resort,  Palm Beach, Florida, on Sunday. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will not be seeking the assistance of US president Donald Trump to help end the ongoing political stalemate in Northern Ireland(...)

Businessman Pat Donaghy (centre) beside Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams listens at a fund-raiser for the party in New York in 1999. Photograph: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Friends of Sinn Féin, the party’s US-based fundraising arm, raised more than $102,000 (€86,000) from donors in the six months to the end of the Octobe(...)

The Border doesn’t need a solution because it is already solved. Photograph: Getty Images

I crossed the oxymoron six times this week and about 10 times last week. It wouldn’t have entered my mind that I was crossing anything, and in the bad(...)

Former US senator and Northern Ireland peace mediator George Mitchell with then taoiseach Bertie Ahern in 1999. Photograph: Ferran Paredes/Reuters

In 1985 a delegation of Irish-American leaders visited the US state department in Washington to seek a policy briefing on Northern Ireland. The desk (...)

Crusaders versus Muslims. Trump’s clash of civilisations rhetoric has no place in a globalised world.

Donald Trump seemed to declare a clash of civilisations, in Warsaw last Thursday. Thereupon, he participated, uncomfortably, at the summit of the grou(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel  and Horst Seehofer  in a beer tent during a joint campaigning event of the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union  in Munich.   Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel gave her strongest indication yet that Europe and the US under president Donald Trump are drifting apart, saying relia(...)

“The recent activity in the Dáil on water may not have been pretty, but it showed that the centre can hold and compromise can work. How often that feat can be repeated is open to question, however.”  File photograph: Getty Images

“Everything changes and nothing remains still . . . you cannot step twice into the same stream.” So wrote the philosopher Heraclitus nearly 2,500 year(...)

The abortive coup against the government of Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hardly have come as a surprise, despite what he may say, to a leader wh(...)

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