The Democratic Party and Republican Party in the U.S. fought until the eleventh hour on raising the debt ceiling before finally reaching a compromise before the final deadline this Thursday, thus avoiding a U.S. technical default. But the U.S. debt crisis this time has caused the international community, including [Read more]
Der Spiegel, a German weekly news magazine, claims that the German chancellor's cell phone was tapped. Before, French diplomats made similar charges. Merkel's office expressed its outrage: How can you bug the head of an allied government?
It is difficult to adopt a naïve attitude toward espionage, [a practice] as old [Read more]
Between Oct. 1 and 17 — the dates of the crisis which the U.S. has suffered in two stages: the problems of the budget extension and the authorized increase in the public debt ceiling — President Obama was supposed to have been visiting various countries and re-establishing what was a geopolitical priority for him [Read more]
The world’s inability to protect itself against the United States’ espionage confirms that the old empire does not change its nature, nor does it change any of its favorite methods. Those who thought that the extinction of Soviet socialism would become sort of like the end of a tale, the advent of an era of [Read more]
Isn't it strange that these publications that take positions critical of the tea party and similar conservative movements responsible for the Congressional shutdown in their own country, when writing about Turkey, praise the Gezi park movement, find the trial of members of a junta unjust and mention that the secularists are anxious?
The German chancellor expressed herself with unusual clarity and now, along with other European heads of state, wants to take Obama's eavesdropping practices before the United Nations. It's too big and serious a matter to just shrug off with a 'so what?'
For Iraqis, Paul Bremer became camel's urine, dragging the country back to a state of lawlessness and paving the way for the masking of the Iraqi political class.