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Iraq, Electoral Nightmare

April 7, 2008 // Le Temps - Switzerland - French

Iraq or the economy? Until November, they will be the two pillars of the American presidential campaign, the two issues around which sides will be taken. Five years after the start of the war, its crisis has lost a bit of its urgency to the United States: the number of deaths has fallen dramatically since 30,000 [Read more]

Iraq: Electoral Nightmare

March 25, 2008 // Le Temps - Switzerland - French

Iraq or the economy? Until November, these will be the two pillars of the American presidential campaign, the two themes around which the camps are taking shape and confronting. Five years after the start of the war, its settlement has lost a little of its urgency in the United States: the number of deaths has clearly [Read more]

Iraq, a Chronically Unfinished Endeavor

March 20, 2008 // Corriere del Ticino - Switzerland - Italian

When, on March 20th, 2003, American bombs lit up the sky over Baghdad, and as CNN announced the televised revival of the first Gulf War, everything should have been decided after a month of attacks. Instead, five years later, we once again find ourselves talking about Iraq as a chronically unfinished endeavor. A war [Read more]

A Nuclear Power So Vulnerable to Islamism

December 28, 2007 // 24 Heures - Switzerland - French

Who Benefits from the crime? The question is unavoidable in the aftermath of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Should I listen to some of her supporters, who already see a Machiavellian plan of President Pervez Musharraf to remove his main rival from the legislative elections of January 8, and even, why not, justify [Read more]

Global Fluidity and Planetary Panic!

October 9, 2007 // 24 Heures - Switzerland - French

There is now a great deal of concern over the global effects of the American subprime crisis. Even our very own UBS [a financial services company], well known for its supposed prudence, didn't emerge from this risk mortgage affair unscathed - indeed, it ended up losing billions of dollars - and that says quite a lot. [Read more]

Global Fluidity and the Planetary Panic!

October 9, 2007 // 24 Heures - Switzerland - French

There is now a great deal of concern over the global effects of the American subprime crisis. Even our very own UBS [a financial services company], well known for its supposed prudence, didn't emerge from this risk mortgage affair unscathed - indeed, it ended up losing billions of dollars - and that says quite a lot. [Read more]
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