The meeting between President Putin and President Bush in Texas demonstrates that relations between those two great powers are on a new track. But the issue of NATO expansion still needs to be addressed.
The credibility of all external actors in the Libyan conflict is now at stake. The main domestic players will lower their maximalist pretensions only when their foreign supporters do the same, ending hypocrisy once and for all and making a sincere effort to find room for consensus.
Two recent books exploring the history of American venture capital shine a spotlight not just on the workings of the innovative process, but also on the unique personalities behind it. Without VC, the state, and entrepreneurs working in concert, there would be no digital revolution.