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September 2009

Thanks, Barack!

September 28, 2009 // Die Zeit - Germany - German

It was thanks to the Americans, by the way, that the subject of global imbalances ever came up at the summit. That deserves praise because it was one of the main causes of the global crisis.

Obama’s Eloquence Is Not Enough

September 28, 2009 // Le Soir - Belgium - French

“I am well aware of the expectations that accompany my presidency around the world…. Expectations rooted in hope - the hope that real change is possible.” There is no doubt that the speech given by Barack Obama on Wednesday at the United Nations tribunal will go down in history. With the sparkling eloquence that [Read more]

Charisma is No Longer Enough

September 28, 2009 // La Repubblica - Italy - Italian

Behind his always noble words and his incomparable ability to pronounce them with the passion that set the electoral campaign on fire, the history that Barack Obama told the representatives of the world during his first speech to the U.N. is a ruthless narration of failure, both global and American; the failure of the [Read more]

Barack, an Awkward Move

September 27, 2009 // La Stampa - Italy - Italian

The whole dynamic of [unveiling of Iran's uranium enrichment program] seems to indicate at least that the White House might have played a bad hand in its poker game with Iran nuclearly.

No Grade Yet for Obama’s Foreign Policy

September 26, 2009 // die Zeit - Germany - German

No more passing the buck to the United States: in his address to the U.N. General Assembly, President Obama said he expects the world community to live up to its promises. Still, on the subject of Afghanistan, he was noticeably cautious. It was apparent that the United Nations gave an enthusiastic welcome to Barack [Read more]

Hiroshima…Is Obama Going to Apologize?

September 26, 2009 // Al-Rai - Jordan - Arabic

It’s been 64 years since the United States bombed the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear bombs in 1945, at the end of World War II. The bombing killed and wounded about half a million civilian men, women and children. Many years have passed since this terrible tragedy and we haven’t heard any [Read more]
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