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The US at War

October 3, 2014 // El Nuevo Siglo - Colombia - Spanish

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, has distinguished himself among modern leaders of his country for being invested in peace; ever since he was a candidate on the campaign trail, his close collaborators thought that he had an instinctive aversion to resolving international conflicts through the use of [Read more]

The Neoconservatives and the Islamic State

October 3, 2014 // Al Quds - Palestine - Arabic

As the neoconservatives asked the American government to engage in pre-emptive war to protect the United States from aggression, they applied this policy to protect themselves from those who blame them for the Iraq War and its consequences, which stretch to the emergence and exacerbation of the Islamic State. It is an [Read more]

Obama’s Greatest Challenge

October 2, 2014 // Die Welt - Germany - German

The American military action against the Islamic State is a reminder that the United States is an important world power. Obama cannot make the campaign look like a war against the Arabs.

How Difficult Will It Be To Stage a United Attack on IS?

September 30, 2014 // Beijing News - China - Chinese

Yesterday, unilateral support for an attack on the Islamic State was ratified into law by the U.S. Congress. But insofar as related international attempts to establish a U.N. resolution on the Islamic State group situation are concerned, the Obama government has yet to achieve any satisfactory outcomes. Although an [Read more]

A Threat Against World Peace and Security

September 29, 2014 // La Nacion Online - Argentina - Spanish

The affair of the Islamic State is a threat against world peace and security. But now it will have a multilateral military response. Pope Francis's grieving call to action seems to have finally been heard. A coalition of nations lead by the United States has decided to face it. The coalition understands that it [Read more]

Another War against Terrorism

September 27, 2014 // El Espectador - Colombia - Spanish

Last week, President Barack Obama finally announced the strategy to “degrade and destroy” the Sunni jihadis of the Islamic State, which has become the new threat in the Middle East. The grim part of the story is that it is not the first time, nor does it appear to be the last, in which the United States will [Read more]

US Will Have To Grapple with New Realities

September 24, 2014 // The Straits Times - Singapore - English

In any case, concerns about terrorism are probably not what has finally goaded Mr Obama into sending US forces back to the Middle East. Rather, it is the sense that the region's whole strategic and political order is slipping out of the US' control. For decades, the US has struggled against great odds to preserve and reinforce its place as the leading influence over Middle Eastern affairs.
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