The U.S. Treasury Department has precipitated a debate with its criticism of the German export surplus, and now the European Union is involved in it. Here's an open letter from Handelsblatt to the United States.
The U.S. Senate gave its support on Tuesday to the easing of restrictions on the transfer of prisoners from the base at Guantanamo Bay, an important step toward the eventual closure of the prison, promised in vain by Barack Obama since 2009.
The senators are examining the National Defense Authorization Act this week, [Read more]
What are the reasons for the rapid decline of Barack Obama's authority and reputation?
On the same weekend as memories, analyses, reports and interviews in newspapers and television programs all over the world dealt with the myth that is John F. Kennedy 50 years after his death, London magazine The Economist published [Read more]
Again the real danger for the reputation of the government lies in the underestimation of the public’s excitability.
<i>The family of the legendary leader, assassinated 50 years ago, passed Kennedy’s torch to Obama; now he tries to carry it with honor. Both presidents are marked by similar positions in history.</i>
One of the key moments in the unforgettable 2008 presidential campaign happened on Jan. 28 at American University on [Read more]
In case the Obama administration has forgotten, public relations efforts aren’t a substitute for policies. In order to leave a legacy in the Arab world and the Middle East, serious efforts and a sound vision are needed.
Though German concerns were valid, mass surveillance and data collection was being carried out by "good people" at the National Security Agency.
The Iranian nation stood its ground in front of the U.S., so America retreated.
Despite all the real, sometimes very fundamental, disagreements recently between both sides, the fact remains that Germany - aside from the EU - would be hard pressed to find a better partner in the world than the United States and vice versa.
Obama is under inordinate pressure on both fronts. In the case of Iran, he has opted to keep talking; with Afghanistan, he has said the talking is done.