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User Profile: Federica Vavala

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This user has submitted 118 translations to Watching America.

Young Rebels

March 12, 2018 // Die Zeit - Germany - German

'You cannot make a gun owner believe that he is the Parkland shooter. Because he isn’t. And let’s face it, somewhere, deep in your heart, you think he is.' [Read more]

Bannon the Extremist Splits the Republican Party

October 6, 2017 // Corriere della Sera - Italy - Italian

<i>Alabama’s conservative voters have rejected the Republican candidate supported by President Trump. They preferred someone who appeared to be ineligible: the racist and homophobic Roy Moore.</i> In the remote South of the United States, during the senatorial primary in a special election in Alabama – far from [Read more]

Donald’s Humiliation

September 19, 2017 // la Repubblica - Italy - Italian

In the matter of the missiles, there is an unknown factor that nobody can assess in the event of a possible war. It is the “T-Factor.” Looking beyond all the diplomatic calculations, the strategic analyses, the nuclear experiments, the demonstrative missile launches South Korea is now carrying out to not seem [Read more]

God and Donald

August 15, 2017 // la Repubblica - Italy - Italian

It was God himself, or at least Rev. Robert Jeffress’ interpretation of the biblical God, who authorized Donald Trump to unleash “fire and the fury like the world has never seen” to eliminate Kim Jong Un. Jeffress would be only one of many eccentric peddlers of prophecies and sermons at for-profit megachurches if [Read more]

Trumpistan’s Maniacs

July 28, 2017 // Die Zeit - Germany - German

<i>Word is that Gen. McMaster prevented Donald Trump from dismantling the Iran treaty. Is this a victory of diplomacy over muscle-flexing? Not at all.</i> We have read that at the end of, shall we say, a tumultuous consultation on the nuclear deal with Iran, the American president has issued the following statement: [Read more]

Laboredly Credible

July 20, 2017 // Die Zeit - Germany - German

The nominated FBI director promises before the Senate not to accept Donald Trump’s interferences. However, he is evasive when answering questions about the Russia affair. [Read more]

Donald Trump and the Media: The American Double Labyrinth

July 14, 2017 // Corriere della Sera - Italy - Italian

<i>Despite having made it to the White House, the president has not changed his bullying ways. Yet he remains in the saddle.</i> At first, there was the false hope that Donald Trump would change his bullying ways and replaced them with more presidential behavior once he made it to the White House. After the [Read more]

When Will the US Ambassador Arrive? Maybe Not Until Fall

July 8, 2017 // Corriere della Sera - Italy - Italian

<i>Donald Trump, who has been in office since Jan. 21, has yet to find the time to appoint the head of the American diplomatic corps in Italy.</i> This year, U.S. Independence Day will once again be celebrated in Villa Taverna’s gardens. However, this time there will be no U.S. ambassador to Italy to do the [Read more]

Life at the Trump Circus

May 6, 2017 // la Repubblica - Italy - Italian

At all hours of the day and night, these stressed-out janitors must go through interviews, impromptu statements and avalanches of contradictory tweets in order to eliminate the waste left in the wake of the Great Elephant. [Read more]

Trump and Putin Will Still Be Forced To Cooperate

April 23, 2017 // L'Espresso - Italy - Italian

The U.S. raid has shifted attention to the Syrian regime. There is a suspicion that all main players may be involved in a secret plan to reduce Bashar Assad’s power. Hopefully, they will have clear ideas on the (inevitable) partition of Syria, so that the country’s future will not be a tragic adventure like the [Read more]

The US, Europe and President Donald Trump’s Mixed Signals

March 6, 2017 // Corriere della Sera - Italy - Italian

<i>The U.S. president’s statements seem contradictory, shifting between disengagement and offers of cooperation. There is a reason behind this behavior — a behavior that is very likely to continue for a long time.</i> Almost all of the signals the White House sent to Europe in the last few days were reassuring. [Read more]

Donald and Vlad, Allies in the Name of Business

January 26, 2017 // Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy - Italian

People may still wonder why President-elect [now President] Donald Trump is so enthusiastic about cooperating with Vladimir Putin. After all, the United States has little financial interest in the Russian economy. Trade and investment with Russia are modest compared to that with China, for example. [Read more]

Obama, Putin and More: Ending the Term on the Offensive

January 9, 2017 // Corriere della Sera - Italy - Italian

<i>The relationships of mutual trust built by the U.S. and its European allies with Moscow in the last decades are being put under strain by hard evidence.</i> Barack Obama’s actions and words, not his pictures, will make his exit from the world’s stage dramatic. Today is the time for dispute; January 20 will be [Read more]

It Is Time for Europe To Pick Up the Phone

November 27, 2016 // Corriere della Sera - Italy - Italian

<i>Trump and his allies must know that Europe exists and that [unless anti-EU elections get in its way] it has every intention to keep existing.</i> Assuming he gave a single thought to Europe after his electoral triumph, Donald Trump must have asked himself the same question that Henry Kissinger asked a long time [Read more]

What If Hillary Hits the Jackpot in Congress?

October 24, 2016 // Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy - Italian

Old wisdom is out of fashion in the Beltway. The political citadel in Washington is in the hands of analysts who run election databases based on templates with real time self-adjusting parameters. However, this is what old wisdom based on full knowledge of the facts says: When a candidate claims the elections are [Read more]