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Is the United States Overcoming Its Amnesia?

April 11, 2015 // L'Expression - Algeria - French

What has happened in the past few weeks between the Americans and Israelis is quite enlightening. Public sparring – unheard of in the “special” American-Israeli relationship – between the leaders of the two countries, even if it doesn’t result in separation, nevertheless illustrates the distinctive [Read more]

A Bet on Iran

April 9, 2015 // La Croix - France - French

Iran has agreed to international control over its nuclear program in exchange for the U.N. and the West lifting the sanctions that have damaged its economy. That is the gist of the interim agreement made public on Thursday, April 2 in Lausanne. The text of the joint statement is quite succinct, and it will take at [Read more]

Urban Legends

April 2, 2015 // El País - Spain - Spanish

In 2013, the American Pew Research Center discovered that the majority of those surveyed in 39 countries believed that China was or would soon be the leading superpower. This feeling was shared by more than half of the Americans surveyed. The fact that the United States is not capable of commanding an increasingly [Read more]

The United States Opens Up to Assad: Spring of Diplomacy?

April 1, 2015 // - Italy - Italian

The week starts with the news from the Vatican which, after the massacre of Christians in Pakistan, wants a “fair” war against the perpetrators; and Secretary of State John Kerry, who is willing to negotiate with Bashar al-Assad in Syria while the nuclear treaty with Iran is at its final stage. [Read more]
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