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February 2011

Abolish the Veto System

February 28, 2011 // Arab News - Saudi Arabia

Time and again, the US has proved that it cannot be trusted to act responsibly and democratically within the UN. Given the chronic abuse of the veto by the US, perhaps the veto system should be abolished, allowing all future resolutions to be determined by majority voting.

The Pak-U.S. Inequation

February 28, 2011 // The Nation - Pakistan

A public statement by President Barack Obama declaring Raymond Davis a diplomat and asking Pakistan for his repatriation was overkill; indeed it was a diplomatic faux pas.

Ricciardone’s Sailor’s Knot

February 28, 2011 // Sabah - Turkey - Turkish

The new American ambassador, Francis Ricciardone, arrived in Turkey last week. Yet, even before the dust cleared from his shoes, he spoke to the Turkish media and stirred a debate. As Rusen Cakir [a Turkish journalist] pointed out in his piece last Friday, Ricciardone’s statement boggled the minds of many who are [Read more]

The European Figleaf

February 28, 2011 // die Presse - Austria - German

<b>By choosing Boeing’s “paper airplane,” the United States is only hurting itself in the long run.</b> The Boeing Corporation’s reaction to winning the Pentagon contract to build a new tanker aircraft for the Air Force says much more than any analysis: Boeing expressed surprise on Thursday evening that it [Read more]

The Latest Failure of U.S. Policy

February 27, 2011 // Addustour - Jordan - Arabic

The United States has discovered that its veto in the Security Council represented all the pride and arrogance against the will of the international community and international law, when it exercised this veto in front of the world, refusing to condemn Zionist settlement in Palestinian lands that have been occupied [Read more]
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