It was not one of Obama’s best performances but a sad truth of Obama’s presidency is that he does not seem to like discussing race in America.
Hillary Clinton is carefully preparing her candidacy for the Democratic Party’s nomination in the 2016 presidential election. Her departure from government after Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election, this year’s publication of her memoirs as secretary of state, her vague statements regarding her presidential [Read more]
Obama is facing an important dilemma in foreign affairs: Is the United States still the "indispensable nation" or is the concept and doctrine put forth by Clinton and Madeleine Albright beginning to fade? His situation is exacerbated by two recent facts. One, The New York Times-CBS survey from June that shows 58 [Read more]
<i>The disturbances in Ferguson confirm the necessity of equality policies in the United States.</i>
Protests and disturbances that occurred after the death of a black teenager shot by police in the American town of Ferguson, Missouri, brought to light racial tensions in the United States that, even though [Read more]
The conflict buzzes around Obama, like a pest he can’t get rid of.
When you can’t tell if purging has eradicated an evil or, in fact, aggravated it, no decision is easy. Nevertheless, at least on this occasion, the crisis hasn’t appeared to make President Obama sweat. Since Friday, the United States has carried [Read more]
<i>First a Hillary Clinton telephone call and now Turkey: is the BND allowed to eavesdrop on friends or allies? It has to. Comparisons with the NSA’s methods are out of the question.</i>
An intelligence service does its best work when nothing about its operations reaches the public. Secrecy is the core business of [Read more]
The events in Ferguson, Missouri remind me of the infamous case of Rodney King in the 1990s, which I assume younger people don't know much about. Despite the differences in the two events, there are still a number of similarities. In Ferguson, demonstrations broke out in a city with a black majority, in protest against [Read more]
Police in Ferguson have entered the battle against unarmed citizens. In the past few days the town has become a combat zone. That says a lot about America.
Eight days ago, American Michael Brown was shot dead by a policeman. He died in broad daylight and on a public street, in the midst of people doing their shopping. [Read more]