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June 2009

Obama and His "Soft Power"

June 25, 2009 // ABC - Spain - Spanish

Barack Obama's recent speach in Cairo, prolegomena of yesterday’s speech by Netanyahu in Israel, has provoked two types of reactions: those who consider that it marks the beginning of change in the Middle East and those that see it as a “do-goodism” that will crash against the implacable reality of the area. It [Read more]

The Dilemma of the West

June 25, 2009 // Corriere della Sera - Italy - Italian

If the faction of Ahmadinejad, supported by Khomeini, rids itself even physically of the opponents, Obama will soon have to have a backup plan.

Two Regimes in a Tub

June 25, 2009 // Asia Times - Hong Kong

North Korea this week is raising the stakes, almost daring the U.S. Navy to board the Kang Nam while claiming the U.S. is looking for a pretext for 'a second Korean war.'

Environmental Protection in the Rose Garden

June 25, 2009 // Frankfurter Rundschau - Germany - German

If events in Afghanistan, Pakistan or Iran continue to heat up, Washington will soon be expecting considerably more from a German chancellor than just a friendly smile for the cameras in the Rose Garden.
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