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The Fight Against IS: What Next, Mr. President?

October 23, 2014 // Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany - German

It is understandable that Barack Obama shies away from sending combat troops into the field against the “Islamic State.” But he cannot ignore the fact that the deployment of ground troops is necessary, whoever sends them.

Ebola Spreads the Scent of Gunpowder

October 21, 2014 // L'Expression - Algeria - French

The commotion of combat. The U.N. has seized the matter. The European Union ministers of health will hold an extraordinary meeting next Thursday. The United States did not wait a moment before starting military intervention in Liberia. There is even question of creating a “medical” NATO. France has instituted [Read more]

Realpolitik of the Superpowers

October 3, 2014 // Ethnos - Greece - Greek

Recently, a person formerly known to us released his new book. It’s Henry Kissinger. Sure enough, this gave rise to a new round of criticism on his controversial policy while he was secretary of state during the Nixon administration. Kissinger, who is a proponent of realpolitik, has been accused of being [Read more]

Build a Coalition against the Islamic State

September 23, 2014 // Nihon Keizai Shimbun - Japan - Japanese

The radical Islamic group Islamic State is spreading its influence. It controls the large land area extending into Iraq and Syria, and has repeatedly committed inhumane acts against the people of that region. It shared a video of the murder of an American journalist on the Internet. It is an unacceptable act of [Read more]

The Flocking of the Hawks

September 20, 2014 // Haló Noviny - Czech Republic - Czech

Representatives of NATO, the largest military block—as they themselves refer to it; an aggressive pact, which normally gets hushed up, but is apparent from its activities—held a session late last week. Secretary General Rasmussen, who through his appearance and behavior makes known that he is no nice, fairy-tale [Read more]

The Semiotics of Terror

September 20, 2014 // La Razón - Bolivia - Spanish

The wind moves the hostage’s orange shirt and the executioner´s black robe under the frightfully blue sky and radiant sun. It is one more realistic detail of this sequence, taken in the middle of a solitary expanse of desert, where we see the victim, on his knees, and the killer, defiantly on his feet, knife in [Read more]

Obama Versus Putin: Who Will Prevail?

September 19, 2014 // El Nuevo Diario - Nicaragua - Spanish

The President of the United States visited Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. His message was a warning aimed at the Baltic countries (Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia), rather than Russia. Putin knows that there are Russian populations in those republics, and the head of the White House explained that they are more [Read more]
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