What did the president of the United States say at his annual year-end press conference?
Any way you look at it, Russian scope beats American efficiency. This was once again confirmed when I compared Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama’s presidential press conferences. It's not just that a whole regiment of journalists [Read more]
The third bad decision last week was the announcement by the U.S. and Iraqi governments that Washington would send surveillance drones and air-to-ground missiles to the Iraqi armed forces to help them fight the growing movement of Al-Qaeda-linked Salafist-takfiri militants in Iraq and Syria.
The same question that the world was obsessed with in 2013 will dominate 2014: What will the Fed do?
On Dec. 19 and 20, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama each held separate end-of-year press conferences to review their political achievements of 2013. According to media evaluations from around the world, Putin was the big winner on this year’s international political stage, whereas [Read more]
<b>Wanting to Hasten the Reduction of Okinawa's Burdens</b>
After the various derailments that have come to pass since the U.S.-Japan joint agreement in 1996, this is an important step toward resolving the problem of relocating the U.S. military's Futenma airfield. Hirokazu Nakaima, the governor of the Okinawa [Read more]
In Dec. 2012, Moscow decided to prohibit U.S. citizens from adopting Russian orphans. The relevant law, unofficially named after a Russian boy, Dima Yakovlev, who died in America, caused heated debates in Russia. But even a year later, politicians are convinced that the ban has fully justified itself. [Read more]
Speaking to the people of Matera ... Alcide de Gasperi says, “It is moral conscience that ultimately decides even social relations.”