Discover What the World Thinks of U.S.


Is the US Still a Cultural Reference Point?

October 20, 2014 // El País - Spain - Spanish

<i>Europe has spent decades looking into the mirror of America, and vice versa. Does globalization consolidate or deteriorate hegemony?</i> <b>The European Mirror</b> The Europe of Pavese, Benet, Robbe-Grillet or Grass admires Faulkner, but Faulkner admired Joyce. Europe has been looking into the mirror of [Read more]

US Pivot Unravelling

September 19, 2014 // The Straits Times - Singapore

Since the Cold War, America's status and interests as a global superpower resulted in American national security planners devising scenarios where the US faced conflicts simultaneously in Europe and Asia.

What Obama’s Great Battle Plan Ignores

September 16, 2014 // Focus - Germany - German

Obama wants to wage war without going to war, and the president has developed a plan to do so. It's highly improbable that his plan in any way resembles reality: There are just too many questions Obama isn't considering.

Leadership in Decline

September 5, 2014 // Kathimerini - Greece - Greek

It is argued that America’s problem lies in the fact that it has a weak president, and that France’s liability is Francois Hollande. Both opinions are wrong. First of all, let’s consider the case of America. Whoever was president today would have to deal with exactly the same limitations of power and influence [Read more]

10 million People in US Live on Less than $2 a Day

June 25, 2014 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

<i>The study shows that the idea that poverty is "marginal" and "temporary" is "erroneous." Rates of social mobility in the United States are worse than those registered in European countries. The statistic puts the U.S. behind countries like China, Russia and Thailand.</i> Almost 10 million people in the United [Read more]
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