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Bush Revolution

February 19, 2010 // La Razon - Spain - Spanish

It’s been six years now. When George W. Bush began his second presidential term, a majority of Ukrainians launched themselves into the streets in order to demand free and democratic elections against the control of the Communist leaders who still ruled the country. It became known as the Orange Revolution. [Read more]

The Strasbourg Veto

February 16, 2010 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

The European Parliament blocks an anti-terrorist cooperation accord with the U.S. The European Parliament debuted its new powers, granted under the Lisbon Treaty, by blocking an anti-terrorist cooperation accord with the U.S. The vetoed treaty would have extended Washington’s power to use European data on [Read more]

Obama: Good Ideas, Bad Politics

February 15, 2010 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

“I am a very intellectual person,” said Adrian Mole, a fictitious character invented by an English comic, “but, unfortunately, I’m not very clever.” We all know people of this type, those who think a lot but whose way of reasoning makes no sense. These are individuals who have been given great cerebral gifts, [Read more]

Sarah Palin’s Crib Sheet

February 10, 2010 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

Every politician has their own style. Hillary Clinton in her [2008 campaign] meetings, for example, demonstrated an incredible knowledge of material, above all in the sections dedicated to taking questions from the audience. The questions came in cascades and often went on for an hour or more, and even if they were [Read more]

Geopolitical Coherence

February 9, 2010 // El País - Spain - Spanish

Obama’s absence from the European Union summit in Madrid is a clear indication of the U.S.’s geostrategic change at a peak time of the rising powers of the Orient. It is something logical and inevitable but, as a consequence, it also shows that Europe is losing ground in the international arena.Assuming this (and [Read more]

The Colonial Undertow

February 9, 2010 // ABC Journal - Spain - Spanish

Now, under the sad circumstance that marks the Haitian reality, the government of Washington, conscious of its “imperial responsibility,” has felt obligated to lead the assistance that Port-au-Prince and its catastrophic environs require.

Obama Warns Tehran

February 8, 2010 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

All the signs suggest that the procession with which Barack Obama tried to change the Iranian regime’s attitude toward its nuclear program is coming to an end. The recalcitrance of facts is responsible for ruining the relaxed stance the U.S. president displayed toward Tehran in order to break with the line drawn in [Read more]
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