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February 2009

Serious Negotiations for a Solution in the Works

February 26, 2009 // El Watan - Algeria - French

It is more and more a question of negotiation, the solution envisaged since last autumn, before the American presidential election, or even before the United States proposed sending reinforcements as their priority, following, understandably, a withdrawal from Iraq. We know the way Afghan President Hamid Karzai [Read more]

Can Obama Tame the Climate?

February 26, 2009 // Le Temps - Switzerland - French

The harshness of this winter should not make us forget the reality of global warming. The American president seems to want to make his country a leader in the fight against greenhouse gas emissions. A new wind has invaded American and global politics with the inauguration of Barack Obama last January 20th, while a [Read more]

Between Cold War and Thaw

February 26, 2009 // L'Espresso - Italy - Italian

By no means are the U.S. and Russia condemned to fight. Their vital national interests don’t collide. Rather, on some aspects they coincide. Therefore, it is possible to avoid the paroxysmal tension between Moscow and Washington, which in the last months of Bush’s presidency was described as “the new cold war”. [Read more]

Bolivia Ineligible for Millennium Account

February 26, 2009 // La Razon - Bolivia - Spanish

The country was excluded from the list of nations eligible receive financial aid from the U.S. government. Meanwhile, Colombia, Zambia and Indonesia were selected. Aid to Nicaragua was also suspended. According to a recently released report by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the board of directors of the [Read more]

Barack Obama Tries His Best

February 26, 2009 // Wiener Zeitung - Austria - German

Obama’s speech also made clear that he intends to find a way out of the crisis through consumer spending. That can happen only if Americans replace their fear with euphoria
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