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Palin the Phenomenon

February 17, 2010 // Dagsavisen - Norway - Norwegian

Sarah Palin fascinates both media and ordinary Americans more than ever. Two and a half years before the next election she does not only look like a pet of the right wing, but also a figure of destiny for the Republican party. Fears run deep in the Republican Party concerning the ruthless ambition and the total lack [Read more]

Freezing Cold

February 4, 2010 // Aftenposten - Norway - Norwegian

The U.S. and China are on a collision course. An ever more confident and assertive China does not hide its views, and is not afraid to express them in a way that China itself would deplore had it been criticism from the outside on Chinese affairs. The last example is the Tibetan leader Dalai Lama's visit to America and [Read more]

Anti-Terror in Yemen

January 4, 2010 // Klassekampen - Norway - Norwegian

Yesterday it was announced that the USA and Great Britain will scale up the war on militant Islamists in Yemen and Somalia. One of the efforts is that America and Britain together will finance a new anti-terror force in Yemen, where al-Qaeda has gained strength during the last few years. Yemen has recently come under [Read more]

Obama’s Conflicting Schedule

December 9, 2009 // Aftenposten - Norway - Norwegian

We do not know why Obama chose to travel to Copenhagen at the end of the [climate] summit and not at the beginning as was planned. Normally political leaders don't travel to this type of summit unless they have something to show for it.

Arming the World

October 22, 2009 // Dagsavisen - Norway - Norwegian

The United States is selling weapons or providing military training to almost 90 percent of the countries that, according to the U.S. itself, are harboring terrorists.

A Prize for Hope, Dialogue and the Future

October 12, 2009 // Aftenposten - Norway - Norwegian

The Nobel Committee is taking a significant risk with this award, and will be criticized for it. But we do appreciate that the committee...has the courage to choose something other than the safe and bland.

A Bold Peace Prize

October 9, 2009 // Dagsavisen - Norway - Norwegian

[The award] could prove to be forward-looking. But it could also be difficult to defend in the months ahead.
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