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March 2014

The CIA's Espionage and Obama's Secrets

March 29, 2014 // Panorma - Italy - Italian

<i>Accused of having spied on the Senate, the CIA is asking the president for help. Obama must decide what to do. Otherwise, there is the risk of new revelations coming out …</i> When we enter the labyrinthine game of mirrors that is politics and espionage, there is the risk of finding ourselves in front of a door [Read more]

America's Allies: Angry and Regretful

March 29, 2014 // al-Ghad - Jordan - Arabic

The Gulf countries’ approach to American policy contains some degree of astonishing contradiction: They are disappointed by the results of the occupation of Iraq, yet angry about the lack of military intervention in Syria.

Snooping

March 29, 2014 // Braunschweiger Zeitung - Germany - German

America's first lady may initiate fashion trends and enjoy teaching people about healthy eating, but neither she nor her husband is a suitably credible ambassador for freedom of the media or freedom of opinion.

The Terrible Irony of American Espionage

March 29, 2014 // La Presse - Canada - French

According to the New York Times and Der Spiegel, the NSA has been spying on the Chinese company Huawei, one of the world’s major telecommunications equipment manufacturers. Huawei primarily makes routers and equipment for cell phone towers. The company is known throughout the world for its product performance and [Read more]

Obama Draws a Red Line

March 29, 2014 // Rzeczpospolita - Poland - Polish

Sanctions announced by Barack Obama against Russia for the occupation of Crimea, although the strictest ones since the end of the Cold War, will certainly not make Vladimir Putin want to withdraw from the peninsula. The White House has no illusions about this. The American president has clearly reconciled with the [Read more]

Four Reasons Why Putin's Crimea Grab Will Backfire

March 29, 2014 // The Moscow Times - Russia

Even U.S. President George W. Bush’s ratings shot up to nearly 70 percent immediately after the Iraqi invasion in 2003. Following the initial euphoria, however, ­Putin’s popularity will likely dip as quickly as it rose, just like with Bush.
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