Discover What the World Thinks of U.S.

March 2014

Citigroup Failed To Pass the Stress Tests

March 30, 2014 // Le Monde - France - French

That is what one calls a slap. Amid the series of stress tests the Federal Reserve runs on the big American banks, on March 26, five of them have been judged too feeble to allow themselves to increase their dividends and proceed to buy their own shares. Citigroup, the third largest bank in terms of assets, is among [Read more]

Flexible Diplomacy: Peng Liyuan Should Revisit US

March 30, 2014 // China Times - Taiwan - Chinese

Four years ago, First Lady Michelle Obama went alone to visit Mexico and Haiti; now, accompanied by her mother and two daughters, she is building flexible diplomacy in Beijing, Xi’an and Chengdu. When Xi Jinping greeted Mrs. Obama, he deliberately emphasized the importance of China-U.S. relations. He expressed his [Read more]

Has America Regained Its Peak Oil Production?

March 30, 2014 // Al-Yaum - Saudi Arabia - Arabic

The United States reached its peak in oil production in 1970 at about 9.6 million barrels a day. This rate, however, did not last for very long. The barrels began to deplete, and production decreased to 5 million barrels a day in 2008. But with the advancement of American drilling technology and the utilization of [Read more]

Winning the New Cold War

March 30, 2014 // Maclean's - Canada

The sense among Central and Eastern Europeans that America is disengaging is as much about the Obama administration’s tone as it is troop levels or missile defence plans.

Obama in Brussels

March 29, 2014 // El País - Spain - Spanish

Obama's ambivalent attitude toward the reality of European integration is representative of an important sector of the established American order, its intelligence and security community, and its analysis framework.
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