Blair named statesman of the decade

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has been awarded the title ”Statesman of the Decade” by a London-based Euro-American think-tank that seeks to promote global peace and security for, among other things, his ”leadership and vision” in addressing crises and challenges in the Balkans, Iraq, Africa and Northern Ireland. The award was last given to former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl in the 1990s.