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December 2013

Planning for a Rainy Day: Response to the US Delisting

December 29, 2013 // Wen Wei Po - Hong Kong - Chinese

The U.S. Federal Reserve has announced that, beginning next year, it will limit the scope of monthly asset purchases and commence delisting procedures. The U.S. Federal Reserve delisting has already triggered fluctuations in global capital, which will inevitably impact developing markets. As a free and open center of [Read more]

A Challenge for Obama

December 29, 2013 // El País - Spain - Spanish

Since June, Obama has not stopped excusing himself to the leaders in question. Now he should take the next step of acting in concrete ways to end to the abuse.

Obama and the Embargo on the Island

December 29, 2013 // Analitica - Venezuela - Spanish

An end to the United States’ trade embargo on Cuba, demanded for the 22nd consecutive year by the General Assembly of the United Nations and passed by the overwhelming majority of 188 votes in favor, two against (the United States and Israel) and three abstentions (the Marshall Islands, Palau and Micronesia), would [Read more]

High Priests of Monetary Policy

December 28, 2013 // Der Neue Tag - Germany - German

The high priests of monetary policy became dealers a long time ago; as such, monetary stability, their actual job, has not been a concern for quite some time.

No French PRISM Program

December 28, 2013 // Le Monde - France - French

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, at a second hearing, the Senate voted on the text of the law for military programs for the 2014 to 2019 period. This text is identical to the one voted on during the first hearing, on Dec. 3, in the National Assembly. Therefore, the bill has passed, and, within it is the highly contested Article [Read more]

The Price of Rapprochement with Iran

December 28, 2013 // The Daily Star - Lebanon

The political fallout of this direct and flagrant escalation was disastrous for Hezbollah, and more so for Iran. Tehran’s support for President Bashar Assad’s regime has reportedly cost the cash-strapped Iranian economy several billion dollars, and it has changed Hezbollah’s image from a resistance movement to one that is complicit in mass murder.
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