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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]

Iraq: The Worst is Yet to Come

April 11, 2007 // 24 Heures - Switzerland - French

Yellowed images and memories that are finally fading. Anniversaries usually serve to bring to the surface a past that has little by little been slipping away. The date of April 9, which is when American troops entered Baghdad, doesn't fulfill that purpose. The images are still current. They are filled with blood and [Read more]

Iraq: The Worst is Yet to Come

April 11, 2007 // 24 heures - Switzerland - French

Yellowed images and memories that are finally fading. Anniversaries usually serve to bring to the surface a past that has little by little been slipping away. The date of April 9, which is when American troops entered Baghdad, doesn't fulfill that purpose. The images are still current. They are filled with blood and [Read more]
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