Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

From now on, America is first among equals

President Obama has accepted the Russian plan on Syria. We can but hope that this is a historic turning point in international relations. America's self-proclaimed leadership had never been acknowledged universally and if Washington is to retain the influence that its economic, social and political power warrants, then it must, from now on, act as first among equals.

ALEXANDER MITCHELL

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