The president of the United States seems prepared to leave Europe on the sidelines, turning America's energy toward a future understanding with China.
James Madison: 'In designing a government of man over man, the great difficulty rests in this: First you have to train the government to control the governed, and second, you have to obligate it to control itself.'
More than 500 foreign and Spanish journalists, 10 buses, 15 broadcast booths, 110 telephones, seven lines for transmitting photographs, dozens of movie and television cameras, and 1.5 million people were present for President Eisenhower’s historic visit to Spain on Dec. 21, 1959. The meeting with the [Read more]
The only possible victories in the new multi-polar world, with powers that are limited and necessarily negotiable, are of this kind: Victories that are modest, fragile, even temporary...
The reasons and objectives of the president of the United States are more realistic than those of his predecessor. However, numerous political, military and regional events make it impossible that the withdrawal from Afghanistan could begin in 2011.
The United States has already distanced itself from the ambitious proposal of reductions by United Nations and the European Union, which was established at 30 percent by the year 2020.
For a country like the United States, accustomed to nearly full employment, a 10 percent unemployment rate makes reduction the top political priority. Unemployment is the Obama administration’s true Achilles' heel.
In order to stop the bleeding, the president of the United States has launched an employment plan [Read more]
What will take up more space in Barack Obama's biography: the war in Afghanistan or health care reform in the United States? Both are bold, historic bets that Obama staked during his first year as president. One has already been won: the health care system will be reformed, by less than what is necessary, but more than [Read more]
While it has taken the president of the United States six months to reveal his plans to reinforce the military presence in Afghanistan, the other countries only needed three days to announce various contributions to support Barack Obama's new strategy. This strategy is based on reaching a point that would permit the [Read more]
President Obama has taken more than three months of intense advising to respond to the report by the top representative of the North American forces and NATO in Afghanistan (ISAF) about the delicate situation in the country. The debate over the means of employment, of very high military content, has centered on the [Read more]