Discover What the World Thinks of U.S.

May 2012

Less Power and Prejudice

May 31, 2012 // China Daily - China

But despite its peerless military technology and offensive capabilities, the US still feels insecure and is constantly haunted by the threats it imagines surround it on all sides.

The Politics of Leaving Afghanistan

May 31, 2012 // Maariv - Israel - Hebrew

In the forthcoming election, Obama will face the cameras and remind the American public that it was a Republican president who got the nation messed up in two foreign countries, while a Democratic president got it out of them.

Arbitrary Detention

May 31, 2012 // The Korea Herald - South Korea

In the first move of its kind, a U.N. working group recently concluded that Pyongyang has forcibly detained the wife and two daughters left behind by a South Korean man who escaped North Korea in 1986 a year after defecting there with his family.

Pyongyang’s Wrong Turn

May 31, 2012 // The JoongAng Ilbo - South Korea

North Korea has declared its status as a nuclear weapons state in its Constitution. That translates into a brazen nullification of the grand principle of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

North Korea as a Nuclear State

May 31, 2012 // The Korea Times - South Korea

North Korea’s stubborn and wayward pursuit of nuclear weapons, which has continued over the past decades, disregarding international calls to halt the weapons program, is deplorable enough and now the denuclearization talks are as good as dead.

Romney’s Charade

May 31, 2012 // Neues Deutschland - Germany - German

Willard Mitt Romney finally made it. With a victory in the important Texas primary election, the 65-year-old candidate has become the Republican choice for the presidency. The former Massachusetts governor must still dutifully go on his appointed rounds — seven states have yet to hold their primary elections — [Read more]

Sesame Street Used for Torture at Guantanamo

May 31, 2012 // Berliner Morgenpost - Germany - German

<i>At the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, apparently not only is heavy metal music used to torment suspects, but music from the kids’ program “Sesame Street” is also misused as an instrument of torture.</i> The internment camp opened in 2002 at Guantanamo Bay is considered by many critics as a symbol of the [Read more]
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