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China Hiding Fear about New President Trump

November 11, 2016 // Der Standard - Austria - German

<i>Beijing gave off the outward appearance of Trump’s election not being important – but elites are utterly shaken.</i> The whole world switched to crisis mode because of the U.S. presidential election. Only China gave off the appearance of being unconcerned – just like normal, as if the election results [Read more]

Absurd, Surreal Trump

September 8, 2016 // Wiener Zeitung - Austria - German

Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy was at first laughable – a humorous topic of conversation for pleasant circles of political aficionados. One could delightfully amuse oneself about the churlish, foppish, crazed real estate tycoon from New York. The comparative consideration of the speeches of Trump and the [Read more]

TTIP – No Pact with America

September 5, 2016 // Die Presse - Austria - German

<b>France has pronounced the free trade agreement with the USA dead. Austria's government is also becoming increasingly skeptical. The EU and USA are pounding out exhortations to carry on, but a deal under Obama is unrealistic.</b> Now it has come to this. Top politicians in Europe are officially laying the [Read more]

Donald Trump: The Indomitable Candidate

August 29, 2016 // Der Standard - Austria - German

<i>Trump fails whenever he tries to focus on topics instead of just polemics.</i> Donald Trump's bad mood is exemplified by many things: by the worsening poll numbers; by the foot that finds his mouth with ever greater accuracy; or by the steadily growing numbers of critics in his own party who are no longer willing [Read more]

Eastern Europeans Celebrate NATO Summit as a Success

July 23, 2016 // Die Presse - Austria - German

<i>“U.S. president agrees to the ‘defense of every NATO ally.’” The eastern NATO nations are pleased about the signal to Russia. Moscow counters that the alliance is only imagining a threat.</i> Warsaw. They were clear words that President Obama had ready for his allies before his departure from the NATO [Read more]

A Last Hurrah for Bernie Sanders

June 10, 2016 // Die Presse - Austria - German

<b>It's time for the symbol of liberalism to admit defeat.</b> The ability to be dignified in defeat is a rare gift. Eight years ago, it took Hillary Clinton several weeks to say she was throwing in the towel in the wake of her hard-fought campaign and admit she didn't have a chance against Barack Obama. It was the [Read more]
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