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November 2013

More Deliberation, Study Is Needed

November 3, 2013 // The JoongAng Ilbo - South Korea

If Korea joins the talks now, the controversy and social divide over the hard-won Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement would resurface and motivate the opponents of the bilateral deal to demand renegotiations on the free trade pact that is already in effect.

Political Crisis Puts the US and Italy to the Wall

November 3, 2013 // Il Fatto Quotidiano - Italy - Italian

After the victory against the intransigent Republicans, the first leader President Obama met at the White House was Enrico Letta. Letta did not want to raise the public debt rate. Like President Obama, Italian Prime Minister Letta won a confidence vote in Parliament after a challenge by former Prime Minister Silvio [Read more]

The Intricacies of Capitol Hill

November 3, 2013 // La Nacion - Costa Rica - Spanish

To understand the United States’ budgetary debate it’s not enough to focus on disputes between the Democrats and the Republicans. In every American electoral district there are voters who would support opinions and policies outside their party’s lines.

Enough of These Half-Truths

November 3, 2013 // der Tagesspiegel - Germany - German

Because Obama, Merkel and Hollande are all facing domestic problems, they feed their citizens half-truths. They ride the wave of indignation about “those people on the other side of the Atlantic” rather than tell the whole truth about their own intelligence services. It's frightening how they tamper with mutual [Read more]
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