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November 2013

When Barack Obama Complains about the Government

November 29, 2013 // Le Monde - France - French

Obama’s extraordinary mea culpa yesterday on the health care reform “train wreck” barely acknowledged one aspect: the president’s explanation for the failure of the Healthcare.gov website, which was designed to help Americans sign up for a new medical insurance policy. We know that only 106,000 individuals [Read more]

Fidel, Kennedy and the Roughneck State

November 29, 2013 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

There is an old riddle from the 1960s and 70s, when coups d’état were a staple of the Latin American diet: Why has this region seen so many coups d’état, while in the United States there has never been one? Obviously, it’s because there is no American embassy in the United States. Though the old story — and [Read more]

Obama Is Israel's Enemy!

November 29, 2013 // Al Rai - Jordan - Arabic

Two weeks ago, as soon as the information leaked to Netanyahu about the potential agreement between the P5+1 and Iran regarding Iran’s nuclear program, the Israeli prime minister was actually furious. He was apoplectic in his statements about Israel’s current standing; he berated American Secretary of State John [Read more]

Obama's Second Term Asia Strategy

November 28, 2013 // The JoongAng Ilbo - South Korea

Indeed, one problem with the Obama administration’s Asia policy has been that it has been highly personality-dependent and appears - at least to many in the region - to shift in emphasis every year or two, with the latest iteration being a tilt toward Beijing.
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