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January 2011

U.S. Should Back Freedom Movements

January 31, 2011 // Guyana Chronicle - Guyana

The U.S. cannot expect to win friends by adopting a double standard of calling for democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan but closing its eyes on all her dictatorial allies in the Middle East and Central Asia.

Obama-Hu Summit: Military Sales to Taiwan Uncertain

January 31, 2011 // Liberty Times - Taiwan - Chinese

When the Sino-American summit concluded, former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) assistant representative, David Huang, felt that when the 2009 Sino-American Communiqué was issued, both the blue and green parties were correct in saying that Taiwan was harmed. This time it is completely the same, word for word. The [Read more]

Cut or Spend

January 30, 2011 // Telegraph - U.K.

The remedy they all seem to propose for economic recovery is not a matter of choosing between debt reduction and public spending: it is to have more of both.

After 30 Years, Mubarak’s Turn

January 30, 2011 // Bangkok Post - Thailand

Just last week, Mr Obama told a cheering US Congress and his country that "the United States of America stands with the people of Tunisia, and supports the democratic aspirations of all people". Five days later, not so much.

Dancing with Superpowers

January 30, 2011 // The Manila Times - Philippines

Campbell’s presence and the strategic dialogue label suggests that the Philippines has become somewhat more important for US strategy in Asia.

The Dark Side of America’s 2012 Presidential Election

January 30, 2011 // Fenghuang - China - Chinese

It is unclear whether the health reform has seriously injured President Obama's chances for reelection in 2012, but no doubt the main battlefield of the next presidential election is still the economy and unemployment. The biggest pressures on Obama in the next two years will be promoting the economy and employment. [Read more]

PR from a Pseudo-Minister

January 30, 2011 // Rossiiskaya Gazeta - Russia - Russian

The U.S. publication of the book “The Chechen Struggle: Independence Won and Lost,” by so-called “Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ichkeria” Ilyas Akhmadov, has provoked utter bewilderment and disappointment in Moscow. Its presentation took place in Washington on January 20, and was organized by an American NGO [Read more]

Obama and the Future

January 30, 2011 // La Vanguardia - Spain - Spanish

Barack Obama has demonstrated with his State of the Union Address that he's learned the same lesson as Bill Clinton, the Democratic president who had to adapt to a political situation characterized by Republican control of both houses of Congress. It's not that Obama has renounced the reforms that led him quickly to [Read more]
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