User Profile: Izzy Okparanta
This user has submitted 30 translations to Watching America.
From an operational point of view, the S-400 can challenge the global air supremacy of the U.S. [Read more]
The symbolism is strong, because American presidents who have visited the DMZ before Trump have never done so in a spirit of reconciliation. [Read more]
[H]ere, against Iran, in this powder keg that is the Persian Gulf, the consequences of a misstep can be quick and costly. [Read more]
Because a majority of justices sitting on the highest court in the land are anti-abortion, the future of Roe v. Wade, which decriminalized abortion in 1973, is in jeopardy. [Read more]
[T]he spreaders of lies do not waver at all. There is one in particular who has set the bar very high: Trump. [Read more]
No, the end of the Mueller investigation does not mark the end of investigations into Donald Trump. [Read more]
After years of acting irresponsibly, the giants of the internet have addressed moderation with success, more or less. [Read more]
<i>On Feb. 20, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton declared that the days of Daniel Ortega, president of Nicaragua, “were numbered.” Similar words have been uttered about Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro and about Miguel Diaz-Canel, the current president of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers of [Read more]
[S]mooth talk can’t hide the 'real Donald Trump' for long ... [Read more]
Trump supporters continue to ... swallow the “fake news” propagated by the president because his rhetoric reassures them of their cultural identity.
Many aspiring Democratic presidential candidates have already jumped into the 2020 arena – while four years ago, Hillary Clinton waited until the middle of the summer to kick off her campaign. [Read more]
Already, Speaker Pelosi has evoked the possibility of introducing articles of impeachment against President Trump for obstruction of justice. [Read more]
Despite the hardships that these sanctions will no doubt have on Iranian citizens, it is unlikely that they will produce the results desired by Donald Trump. [Read more]
The fact is that the previous year has been dramatically worse, with emissions going back up after three years of relative stabilization. [Read more]
The beauty Democrats dreamed of will have to wait until the next presidential election, but they already have the satisfaction of having obtained what they wanted even though they failed to achieve what they hoped for. [Read more]
This crime, which has triggered a wave of international criticism against the Wahhabi monarchy, leaves Donald Trump indifferent. [Read more]
With such friends, the West no longer needs enemies. [Read more]
"Canadians won't forget Trump's disgraceful treatment of Canada. Our economic partnership has been reaffirmed, but trust can't be rebuilt with the stroke of a pen." [Read more]
Just a few weeks away from the midterm elections, the panic is palpable at the White House. [Read more]
The Palestinians are a proud people who made enormous sacrifices ... They will not submit to blackmail in accepting American-Israeli demands. [Read more]
'This is a consequential moment in our history… we have a chance to restore some sanity in our politics.' [Read more]
The decision of the United states to close the Palestinian mission in Washington, announced Monday by the number two person in the Palestine Liberation Organization, Saëb Erakat, adds to the flurry of measures taken in the span of a few weeks by the White House: the cancellation of more than $200 million in bilateral [Read more]
McCain represented everything that Trump is not, everything that the United States no longer is.
Michelle Bachelet is a breath of fresh air. [Read more]
"Through his sacrifice and unwavering leadership and, perhaps most of all, through his moral example, Mandela … came to embody the universal aspirations of dispossessed people all around the world." [Read more]
Brussels and Washington must again bring China to the negotiating table, and not get fooled again.
[W]e are about to experience a turning point in 2018 ... without a doubt the end of the world that we have known. [Read more]
“[T]he Chinese dream,” ... with the unwitting aid of the United States and the member nations of the European Union, is replacing the American and European dream. [Read more]
The time for major change seems to be here for Facebook and for Zuckerberg. [Read more]
Chinese leaders come to make a show of force. [Read more]