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The CIA Closes Its Climate Change Office

November 28, 2012 // Il Giornale - Italy - Italian

The department opened three years ago, amidst much controversy, with the intention of examining the relationship between climatic variations and threats to national security. The Climate Change Center lasted three years. Now, however, the CIA has decided to close this unit, dedicated to climate change research, [Read more]


November 15, 2012 // Il Quotidiano - Italy - Italian

Barack Obama has won the election and will be the president of the United States for another four years. In 2008, his election was greeted as the great hope, the great change. Today, Americans have probably chosen certified secondhand. So far Obama is the only president to survive the current major economic crisis: in [Read more]

Shooting, Killing, Being Killed: Is This Freedom?

February 11, 2013 // Il Fatto Quotidiano - Italy - Italian

Now that the legal battle has been won for female soldiers in the army of one of the biggest and most powerful countries in the world to be able to serve their country, even on the front line, does that mean that women have won and gained a new horizon on the equality front of equal opportunities and the freedom of [Read more]

Fiscal Cliff: The Cliff of Shame

January 1, 2013 // L'Express - France - French

In the eyes of most Americans, what is happening in Washington this weekend is shameful and scandalous, but perhaps not yet catastrophic. Certainly, without an agreement between the Republicans and the Democrats in Congress for a program to reduce the deficit before midnight on December 31, an automatic plan will go [Read more]

Does the September 11 Museum Not Respect Islam?

May 22, 2014 // Il Giornale - Italy - Italian

The United States is still struggling to free itself from the specter of 9/11. Trying to do so is the most recent controversy that has broken out around the museum in memory of the victims of the Twin Towers attacks, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, which will open in a few days to Barack Obama, the [Read more]

When America Loses Sense

June 9, 2014 // Les Echos - France - French

It’s a declaration of war. An unprecedented body blow to trans-Atlantic relationships based on trust and common values. An insult to Europe, which also shows how it is weakening. By threatening BNP Paribas, the biggest bank in the eurozone, with a dollar-transfer ban, the United States has crossed more than a red [Read more]