Discover What the World Thinks of U.S.

May 2012

The Organization of the Disorganized

May 31, 2012 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

While the organized criminals seem synchronized and united with the purpose of maximizing their profits, governments haven’t been able to unite toward forming a common front against transnational crime.

Growth Without New Debt

May 31, 2012 // Der Tagesspiegel - Germany - German

Once upon a time, U.S. President Barack Obama and his cabinet put serious pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel to change her course with regard to the European crisis. Obama argued that Germany should not press for budgetary discipline alone, but must foster growth. Otherwise the spiral of depression would continue – [Read more]

Iran’s Nuclear Program On the Edge

May 31, 2012 // Russia Beyond the Headlines - Russia

'It is hard to believe that U.S. President Barack Obama, who had to deal with two highly unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, would launch any military operation against Iran, especially in an election year.'

Fears and Threats In the Realm of Fantasy

May 31, 2012 // Russia Beyond the Headlines - Russia

'Not that this is unimportant or meaningless. As long as Russia and the United States have huge nuclear arsenals capable of destroying each other and the rest of the world, the principles worked out and accumulated in the era of bipolar nuclear confrontation can neither be cast aside nor sidestepped. '

The Nixon Option for Iran

May 31, 2012 // The Moscow Times - Russia

'Rearranging the deck chairs would not have saved the Titanic. Nor did the endless debates on the shape of the table in the Vietnam negotiations advance the effort to end that malign conflict. Nevertheless, many U.S. presidents have successfully redesigned talks with adversaries in bold new ways to strengthen national security without war.Such boldness is now needed in the negotiations over Iran's nuclear program.'

Global Action for Survival

May 30, 2012 // Excelsior - Mexico - Spanish

Unless humankind rids itself of all nuclear weapons, the danger that they may be used again—whether intentionally or accidentally— will always exist, and the resulting effects would be catastrophic.
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