Given Egypt’s weight, will there be a domino effect that will break all pro-American regimes, transforming completely, but unpredictably, the face of the Middle East?
America is experiencing these days its particular version of the "At Your Feet, My Beloved Dictator"* campaign mounted in Spain a few days ago to welcome the Chinese vice president. It is even worse this time, since Americans have spoken and written more about it, and have shown themselves up.
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Though it’s impossible to ensure an end to crimes involving firearms by controlling or prohibiting them, it’s clear that their possession in the hands of the “enlightened,” like the perpetrator of the Tucson killings, is what, in the end, facilitated this tragedy. When will they learn?
The visit by the President of China, Hu Jintao, to the United States has shown that friction in the relationship between the two great powers is not only inevitable but an inseparable part of the roles they play in the world order. Neither the tendency to avoid the Chinese regime’s lack of respect for human rights [Read more]
Barack Obama has inherited an international scenario that is very distinct from those of his immediate predecessors. George H. W. Bush was the first U.S. president in a unipolar world, with the disappearance of the Soviet Union; Bill Clinton, his successor, and George W. Bush moved within the same arena, although the [Read more]
The U.S. Congress experienced a rare moment of unity today. The tragedy in Arizona has made it so that for once Republicans and Democrats have united in silence on the steps of the Capitol. It remains to be seen, however, whether both parties comply with society's demand that they reduce the aggressiveness of their [Read more]
The United States has no friends, only interests.
Without doubt, one of the greatest wonders that the United States offers to its visitors is the Grand Canyon. Few landscapes in the world can match the beauty of this of this enormous gorge carved out over millions of years by the Colorado River.
Despite the cold winter temperatures, thousands of tourists flock each [Read more]
We must wait a few months to see if the meeting truly served to calm the growing tensions between the two countries and to improve their understanding— or if they were just simply snapping a few “family photos.”
Daniel Hernández’s calmness saved the legislator.