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Martin Walker

Senior Director of the Global Business Policy Council

Martin Walker is the Senior Director of the Global Business Policy Council, a private think-tank for CEOs founded by the A T Kearney business consultancy. He is also a syndicated columnist and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of United Press International.

Previously, in his 25 years as a journalist with The Guardian newspaper, he served as bureau chief in Moscow and the United States, as well as European editor and assistant editor.

A regular broadcaster on the BBC, National Public Radio and CNN, and panelist on Inside Washington and The McLaughlin Show, he is also a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC, a senior fellow of the World Policy Institute at the New School for Social Research in New York, and a contributing editor of the Los Angeles Times’s Opinion section and of Europe magazine.

His books include “Waking Giant: Gorbachev and Perestroika,” “The Cold War: A History,” “Clinton: The President They Deserve” and “America Reborn,” published in May 2000 by Knopf. His latest novel “Bruno, Chief of Police” will be published in the U.S. in 2009 by Knopf and in Germany by Diogenes.

Articles by Martin Walker

Feeding Jupiter and His Harem of Chickens

How I put the circular economy into action – and created a lot of social interaction. An end-of-summer reflection from France's Dordogne.

September 9, 2023

The Coming British Collapse

As Britons prepare to head to the polls, how could a hung parliament provoke an instant financial crisis?

May 5, 2010

A Special Relationship No More?

Will the May 6 British elections lead to fissures in the U.S.-Britain relationship?

April 28, 2010

Revealing Little-Known Innovations

What bright ideas do today's innovators have for improving the technology of tomorrow?

December 5, 2008

Looking on the Bright Side

Is the end in sight for the global economic crisis?

November 24, 2008

Europe and the Battle for France

How will the outcome of France's presidential election resonate in Europe — and beyond?

April 25, 2007

Battling for the New Asia

What are the key factors in the diplomatic battle over Asia's future?

April 6, 2005

A Democratic Revolution in the Middle East?

Can democracy gain a sustained foothold in the Middle East?

March 29, 2005

The Washington-Jerusalem-Tehran Triangle

Who is the Middle Eastern power of the future?

February 10, 2005

D-Day: The End of Wars?

How much did D-Day contribute to ringing in the end of nation state warfare?

June 4, 2004

The Good Vs. the Bad Europe

What are the possible scenario's for Europe's future?

May 6, 2004

Adieu to U.S. Unilateralism?

Has the transatlantic alliance finally reemerged after two years of tension?

March 5, 2004

Europe's New Poor

What will be the effect of the entry of 100 million poorer Europeans into the EU?

November 3, 2003

The Western Alliance After Iraq

Will the transatlantic alliance learn an important lesson from Eastern Europe in the aftermath of Iraq?

February 18, 2003

How Asia Gets Militarized — Pictures of an Exhibition

Despite pitting its military against Iraq and possibly North Korea, is the U.S. military dominance vanishing?

January 17, 2003

A Look Back at 2002 — From the Journal of Osama bin Laden

What would Osama bin Laden say about the state of al Qaeda in the past year?

December 23, 2002

Global Fault Lines

With a predominant focus on U.S. policies, is Iraq really the only security threat the world is faced with?

November 27, 2002

What Americans Really Think of Europe

Are the Americans finally getting fed up with the Europeans?

November 21, 2002

Iran as a U.S. Ally?

Is the United States making new friends by challenging the Iraqi regime?

November 12, 2002

Turkey as a Transatlantic Olive Branch?

Is Turkey the key to patching up U.S.-German relations?

November 6, 2002

The Radiating Charms of Southwest Asia

Has Southwest Asia's nuclear potential been forgotten with Iraq in the forefront?

October 31, 2002

Two Kinds of Europeans

Has the U.S.-backed invasion of Iraq caused a rift among EU member states?

October 7, 2002

Immigration: The Real Source of Transatlantic Strife?

Despite the many similarities, is it time for a transatlantic divorce?

July 29, 2002

Walker Does Asia

What unusual features on Korea, China and Iraq did the world's mainstream press miss?

June 18, 2002

Walker Does Europe

What of recent European events did escape the mainstream press?

April 30, 2002

Asia: An Irreverent Look

From the oil fields of Kuwait to the bureaucracy of China, what eludes the mainstream press?

April 29, 2002

Spring Blossoms in the Middle East

What recent geopolitical developments could have a profound affect on the Middle East conflict?

March 13, 2002

How Vietnam Wants to Make France Pay

How are Vietnamese veterans forcing France to face up to its colonial debts?

March 9, 2002

Saudi Paupers and Afghan Needs

Shouldn't oil-rich Saudi Arabia lead the financing effort to rebuild Afghanistan?

January 21, 2002

The New Alliance: Israel,Turkey, India and the U.S.

Unusual times breed unusual allies — try looking off the beaten track.

January 17, 2002

The New Triple Alliance

Are Israel, India and Turkey building a strong new alliance of regional superpowers with global reach?

January 17, 2002

Horse-Trading in the European Union

Will the member countries of the European Union learn to cooperate with each other?

December 18, 2001

The Euro Takes Its Toll

Where would you suspect the first bankruptcy due to the introduction of the euro on January 1, 2002?

December 3, 2001

How George Bush Teaches Women Power to a Macho World

How does Bush teach South Asia the virtues of woman power in conducting foreign policy?

October 11, 2001

Satellite TV Comes to Kabul

Has the U.S.-led military intervention in Afghanistan caused the Taliban to cut itself off from the West?

October 10, 2001

The World’s Biggest Tourists

Comrades are filled with political zeal to help their societies advance further. So often, there is no time for leisure, or is there? But Globalist contributor and UPI columnist Martin Walker knows better.

August 29, 2001

Nepal: Royal Blood Vs. Geopolitics

How did a royal love affair result in regional instability involving two major Asian nations?

July 9, 2001

Can Canada Get Any Smaller?

How might Native American groups keep Quebec from pushing for independence?

March 12, 2001

Does Defense Spending Make the Economy Grow?

Does massive U.S. defense spending help the economy to grow?

January 3, 2001

Political Formation Flying

Did George W. Bush's election as U.S. President foreshadow a move to the right in Europe?

December 7, 2000