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User Profile: Kristin Dale

About Kristin Dale
I'm a recent college graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in French Language and a minor concentration in International Studies. Languages, and linguistics in particular, have always fascinated me, and it took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do. While a degree in translation wasn't offered where I was, I did several directed studies in translation during my last few years working on my undergraduate degree and absolutely fell in love with it. I started out volunteering with PerMondo in 2013, and have since become set on the prospect of doing this full time. I'm really excited to be a part of Watching America, since not only will I be able to combine my interest in both French and International Studies, but I'll also be gaining extremely valuable experience that I hope will form the basis for my career. Other than the standard "what brings me here" information, I enjoy hiking, spending time outdoors, knitting, cooking, running, reading, playing the violin, and above all else spending time with my two dogs.

This user has submitted 74 translations to Watching America.

“Star Wars, Season 2” – A New Global Arms Race

August 24, 2018 // Le Monde - France - French

<i>On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence announced the creation of a “space force,” separate from the Air Force.</i> Thirty-five years after Ronald Reagan and his “Star Wars” plan, Donald Trump has put space back into the heart of America’s strategic concerns. “It is not enough to merely have an [Read more]

Soccer, Cash and Politics

May 23, 2018 // L'Expression - Algeria - French

President Trump’s controversial and non-mainstream policies weigh uncertainly on an event anticipated by the entire world. Will money take precedence over financial fair play and the athletes that FIFA so celebrates? [Read more]

When Financial Markets Adapt to the ‘Trump Method’

April 19, 2018 // Le Monde - France - French

<i>After having feared the worst, Wall Street has grown accustomed to the American president’s blaring declarations, economist Jean-Paul Betbeze explains in a Le Monde column.</i> Is Wall Street beginning to understand Donald Trump? It looks that way! In fact, it’s on the rise again after having feared the [Read more]

Trump: A Presidency Perverted

October 11, 2017 // Liberation - France - French

Since the New Deal, presidential power in the United States has been based on the almost plebiscitary connection established with public opinion. Donald Trump is the first to play on the country’s divisions to reinforce his support. [Read more]

Electoral Fraud in the US?

October 29, 2016 // L'Expression - Algeria - French

An Algerian virus? For the first time in the history of the United States, a candidate for the White House, Donald Trump, is accusing his country of organizing rigged elections. Trump is crying to anyone who will listen that, if he loses to Hillary Clinton, it will be because of voter fraud. His own party is asking him [Read more]

Under Global Constraints, the Fed Is More than Disarmed

August 28, 2016 // La Tribune - France - French

<i>The Federal Reserve is currently constrained by the rest of the world, which is preventing the Fed from raising interest rates. The result: Its monetary policy will no longer be able to make use, in the end, of the classic weapon of lowering rates. It will only survive using unconventional policy. The risks that the [Read more]

Nuclear Power: Obama’s Utopia

June 16, 2016 // L'Expression - Algeria - French

An appeal for the eradication of weapons of mass destruction is easy and yet promises nothing, particularly when such a plea comes from a potential nuclear arms proliferator that isn’t ready to make the gesture that would convince us of its good faith, namely by reducing an arsenal capable of destroying the planet 100 times over. [Read more]

The Next Episode of Trump and Clinton

June 2, 2016 // Le Journal de Montreal - Canada - French

Everything seemed to be settled in advance. Donald Trump was so erratic that he would inevitably crash in the race to the Republican nomination. And Hillary Clinton was so competent that she would obtain the Democratic nomination without the least bit of a problem. Those who said otherwise were joking. Any other [Read more]

Rise Up, Latinos

May 7, 2016 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

The proportion of Latino voters who are casting ballots has grown in the last ten years, but remains distinctly inferior to that of whites, and to that of blacks. Could that change during the next presidential election? [Read more]

Wisconsin and the Grapes of Wrath

April 24, 2016 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

Tomorrow, the Wisconsin primaries will determine Donald Trump’s resiliency, which has been hurt by new slip-ups over the past few days. It’s a test for the Republican establishment and anti-Trump voters, who see this electoral landscape as an important opportunity to block the path for the billionaire outsider in [Read more]

Reconciliation under Cuban Embargo

August 31, 2015 // Liberation - France - French

<b>Decoding the Situation</b> John Kerry will raise the star spangled banner this Friday over the embassy in Havana. The U.S. secretary of state sanctions this mutual thaw in relations, which doesn’t, however, solve questions of trade or political repression. On Thursday, the undying Fidel Castro celebrated his [Read more]

Redesigning the Urban Landscape

August 22, 2015 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

<i>With the first anniversary of the riots in Ferguson turning to violence and a state of emergency, the social issues continue to revolve primarily around questions of police reform. But this ignores the fact that racial segregation is concretely engrained in the way American cities are developed.</i> [Read more]

A Single Move

July 10, 2015 // Liberation - France - French

Contempt. There is no other word to define the American government’s attitude regarding its allies, and France in particular. By spying over the course of at least six years and three French presidents, against all rules of good conduct between friendly countries, the United States treated France as an infantile [Read more]

The Middle East and the Great Arms Bazaar

June 5, 2015 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

Just as with oil sales, arms sales play a dominant role in the political orientations of the Middle East’s major powers. These sales greatly influence their respective positions in this region of the world and help explain some of the current realignments. From 1965 to 1989, arms purchases were made within the [Read more]

Okinawa: A Vision of Two Americas

May 29, 2015 // Le Temps - Switzerland - French

Protests against an American base have increased tension between Okinawa and the Japanese government. Under the surface, there has turned out to be two contrasting visions of America on the archipelago: one of being an object of consumerism, and the other of military violence. Some 35,000 people gathered for the [Read more]

US-Israel: It’s Divorce!

May 6, 2015 // L'Expression - Algeria - French

A turning point: The United States has, once again, warned Israel that it will lose its support in the U.N. if it persists in its refusal of a “two-state” solution. U.S. Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman announced the warning last Monday before an audience of American Jewish dignitaries. Before her on March 19, [Read more]

Is the United States Overcoming Its Amnesia?

April 11, 2015 // L'Expression - Algeria - French

What has happened in the past few weeks between the Americans and Israelis is quite enlightening. Public sparring – unheard of in the “special” American-Israeli relationship – between the leaders of the two countries, even if it doesn’t result in separation, nevertheless illustrates the distinctive [Read more]

Asian Infrastructure Bank: How China Overtook Washington

April 4, 2015 // La Tribune - France - French

The White House did not appreciate the fact that, last week, the United Kingdom decided to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), initiated by China, “without consulting the United States.”* It clearly concerns a breach regarding the “special relationship” between the United Kingdom and the [Read more]

An Object Lesson for Obama in Asia

April 1, 2015 // Le Temps - Switzerland - French

<i>Washington wanted to isolate Beijing in its banking development plans. A serious mistake.</i> It’s a solid thrashing for the United States. To believe that Barack Obama, who swears by the Pacific, has not yet well understood what has happened there, completely underestimates the Chinese economic magnet’s [Read more]

Will the US Need Its Floor Rate?

March 22, 2015 // Le Temps - Switzerland - French

Since June, the dollar has gained 24 percent. It is at its highest level in over 11 years. It’s the price that the American economy pays for its good health. “We would have preferred that another central bank, like the American Federal Reserve, give it a try before us,” a Genevan banker let slip a few days [Read more]