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The Ghosts’ War

January 19, 2015 // Al Ghad - Jordan

The meeting of the European ministers of interior and justice on the eve of the big Paris rally and the announcement of American President Barack Obama’s intention to call for an international summit to discuss the situation of the war on terrorism all reinforces returning once again to the atmosphere which prevailed [Read more]

Obama Explains the Oil Cold War

January 15, 2015 // Al-Watan - Oman - Arabic

This time, President Obama wanted to pull away from diplomatic language and speak openly, directly and clearly about the true dimensions of the global oil market collapse and rapidly dropping oil prices. He said in a radio interview that this collapse was a "political decision," aimed at weakening Russia's economy, 50 [Read more]

The King in Washington

December 18, 2014 // Al Ghad - Jordan - Arabic

Washington did not open its doors for His Majesty King Abdullah II only to listen to his consultations regarding the priorities of the region and how to deal with its issues, and to affirm its political and economic support for the kingdom, for the sole reason that Jordan plays an influential role in the current [Read more]

Shale Oil and its Costs

November 22, 2014 // Jornal de Angola - Angola - Portuguese

In spite of the warnings made by ecological organizations over possible damage to the environment that their exploration could cause, the United States embarked on the mass production of oil and shale gas to satisfy its energy needs and reduce in this way its dependency on imports to support its own market. [Read more]

Russia is Now More Dangerous than ISIS

November 14, 2014 // The Straits Times - Singapore - English

Ask policymakers in Washington which of these parts of the world should be America's top priority and the first response is usually a variant of - "We've got to be able to chew gum and walk at the same time."

Barack Obama: The Naive

November 7, 2014 // El Diario Exterior - Spain - Spanish

It is worthwhile to look farther back and evaluate the past – not to relive old animosities, but rather to discredit the idea that terrorism and extremism are unique and exclusive of one religious sect.
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