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August 2015

Hillary’s Pitfalls

August 29, 2015 // Le Telegramme - France - French

<i>The former first lady is heavily favored for the Democratic nomination. However, a victory in the November 2016 election is far from guaranteed.</i> Things have not gone according to plan. Hillary Clinton's campaign, officially launched at the start of the summer, has experienced several critical jolts. Her [Read more]

What Is the Donald Trump Phenomenon All About?

August 28, 2015 // Vzglyad - Russia - Russian

Lately, a big, long, drawn-out “Wooow!” has echoed throughout the global press and blogosphere. The pre-election ratings of one of the Republican candidates for U.S. presidency, the well-known billionaire and showman Donald Trump, have soared so suddenly and so high that practically all the remaining Republican [Read more]

Hiding Behind the Americans Doesn’t Work Anymore

August 28, 2015 // Die Zeit - Germany - German

<i>The German federal government should show Germany’s parliament the list of National Security Agency search criteria and not take the risk of having the issue come before the constitutional court. Such tactics won't work.</i> Control of the intelligence community is the duty and responsibility of Germany’s [Read more]

Obama and His Grandmother Lucy

August 28, 2015 // Al-Ghad - Jordan - Arabic

On very rare occasions are we able to cast a blind eye toward some of Obama’s stances. But if I manage to set aside his position toward Arab cases, especially the Palestinian one, then I can say that I am an avid fan of him, and until this very moment, I wasn’t able to harbor any feelings of oppression and hatred [Read more]

On the Fence: What Will Australia Decide?

August 28, 2015 // Huanqiu - China - Chinese

Yesterday, Australian Defense Minister Kevin Andrews indicated that Australia would seek to expand and deepen its security alliance with the United States over the coming decades. Some U.S. and Australian media groups were quick to attribute the move to the rise of China "fueling instability in the [Asia-Pacific] [Read more]

Ukraine, a Country Sold Off on the Diplomatic Market?

August 28, 2015 // Liberation - France - French

<i>With Russia as a key actor in international negotiations, the United States has agreed to make concessions with Ukraine in order to have an ally in other sensitive issues, notably in the Middle East.</i> We all remember the image of Victoria Nuland, the United States’ deputy secretary of state, in Maidan [Read more]

The Disputed Arctic

August 28, 2015 // Zavtra - Russia - Russian

The U.S. is now preparing its own claim to the Arctic shelf for the U.N. Commission in 2020, despite the fact that the U.S. did not sign UNCLOS in 1982.

Punishment for Minorities

August 28, 2015 // Frankfurter Rundschau - Germany - German

U.S. communities are trying to compensate for declining revenues by increasing fines for trivial offenses. The poor often cannot afford to pay the fines and end up behind bars as a result.
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