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February 2011

Where Does America’s Anxiety Come From?

February 28, 2011 // Global Times - China - Chinese

United States President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address at the beginning of this year. In the speech he not only presented an ambitious blueprint for America’s employment, industry, education and energy policies, but also showed a sense of anxiety. In his speech, Obama stated that the world [Read more]

Boeing Contract a Victory for Lobbyists

February 28, 2011 // die Welt - Germany - German

Although Airbus offered the Pentagon the better tanker airplane, it never stood a chance against rival Boeing. The outrage was predictable. German Economics Minister Rainer Brüderle did not rule out “possible further steps and consequences.” Peter Hintze, Germany’s air freight coordinator, said it all left “a [Read more]

Dateline USA: Breach of Social Contract

February 28, 2011 // De Morgen - Belgium - Dutch

Madison, the capitol of the state of Wisconsin, resembled Cairo a little bit in the last few days. Thousands of demonstrators occupied the state parliament. They claimed they would stay there for weeks. Reason for the protest? The controversial plan of Republican governor, Scott Walker, to silence the unions of civil [Read more]

Wisconsin Concerns Us All

February 28, 2011 // ABC Journal - Spain - Spanish

Until a few weeks ago, there was a lack of communication between the financial disaster that the United States is facing and the causes for which its main political actors fought. The White House and Congress were committed to expand the state, and critics — including those from the tea party — were committed to [Read more]

The Cost of a Question

February 28, 2011 // Kommersant - Russia - Russian

Mass protests and regime changes in Arab countries are the biggest surprise of recent years. The U.S., however, has proved to be amazingly capable of finding flexible ways to react to and influence the outcome of rapidly developing events. Looking forward, the Obama administration is getting rid of the excessive [Read more]

Their Liberty, Our Fears

February 28, 2011 // Corriere della Sera - Italy - Italian

In the Corriere della Sera on Feb. 13, Sergio Romano rightly observed how paradoxical it is that the West, rejoicing over the expulsion of Mubarak, found itself applauding a military coup. But it is not only a paradox. There is also a particular circumstance, both ironic and tragic (and, to some extent, [Read more]

Obama Can Do in Egypt What Bush Couldn’t in Iraq

February 28, 2011 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

The Egyptians have fought valiantly, having thrown out Mubarak and giving power to the military. But it turns out that the Egyptian military is well-controlled by the U.S., as it was the Americans that financed and trained them. It is estimated that the U.S. has given the Egyptian army about $40 billion. So the [Read more]
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