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December 2013

Was the US Truly Opposed to Abe’s Yasukuni Visit?

December 31, 2013 // China Times - Taiwan - Chinese

At 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 26, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Yasukuni Shrine in a move that both marked the one-year anniversary of his administration and drew strong condemnation from neighboring mainland China, South Korea and the Republic of China [Taiwan], with the U.S. expressing its "disappointment." But [Read more]

Obama Ends the Year with Many Debts and Many Doubts

December 31, 2013 // El Mundo - El Salvador - Spanish

It has been a difficult year for U.S. President Barack Obama. His popularity is at its lowest level since he entered the White House. Polarization in U.S. politics has intensified during 2013; Obama’s year was marked by bitter political controversies, increasing debt and widespread doubts about his policies and [Read more]

Iraq Remains a Mess

December 31, 2013 // Arab News - Saudi Arabia

Apache helicopters, Hellfire missiles and Predator drones -— despite, respectively, their racist and sinister names — will not solve the problem.

The American Correspondent

December 30, 2013 // Al Masry Al Youm - Egypt - Arabic

A visiting correspondent from the American newspaper the Wall Street Journal asked me about my experience working with Salafists from the Nur Party on the Committee of 50. I told him that the party’s representative on the committee was at many times in disagreement with us, but that I can’t say that his presence [Read more]
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