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War or Peace

February 19, 2015 // Le Temps - Switzerland - French

"It will not be said that France and Germany together have not tried everything, undertaken everything to preserve the peace." This declaration by Germany's chancellor could not have been clearer. Should Europe enter into war against Russia?

Weapons for Ukraine: Angela Merkel Calms Washington Down

February 19, 2015 // Cotidianul - Romania - Romanian

The United States and Germany agreed on toughening the sanctions imposed on Russia in case Moscow does not stop the aggression against Ukraine. However, President Obama declaimed the delivery of lethal weapons from the U.S. to the Ukrainian army as only a possible option. During a press conference organized in [Read more]

Ukraine: Does Obama Really Want War?

February 17, 2015 // Il Giornale - Italy - Italian

“We continue to encourage a diplomatic resolution to this issue. And as diplomatic efforts continue this week, we are in absolute agreement that the 21st century cannot stand idle — have us stand idle and simply allow the borders of Europe to be redrawn at the barrel of a gun.” U.S. President Barack Obama uttered [Read more]

Past American Realities

February 16, 2015 // Die Tageszeitung - Germany - German

Merkel and Obama are making use of a transatlantic union. But in case there is any doubt, American domestic interests take priority.

Arming Ukraine?

February 14, 2015 // La Presse - Canada - French

Should we arm Ukraine to counter Russian aggression? This question is now being asked openly in both Washington and Paris, and it seems the answer for now is no.

Who in the US Is Receiving a Salary from Putin?

February 9, 2015 // - Russia - Russian

<i>The Kremlin’s Washington lobbyists are pros and amateurs.</i> Recently, a regiment of Kremlin lobbyists arrived in Washington. Two senators — Trent Lott, the former Republican Senate majority leader who left the Senate in 2007, and Democrat John Breaux, who left the Senate in 2005 — now represent the [Read more]

A Hesitant Obama

February 8, 2015 // Le Temps - Switzerland - French

In order to understand Obama’s treatment of Russian politics concerning the conflict in Ukraine, all we need to do is ask ourselves how John McCain would have done it differently.

Cuba Strengthens Ties with the United States

January 22, 2015 // La Prensa - Honduras - Spanish

The diplomatic rapprochement between Cuba and the United States has occurred 56 years after the breakdown of relations between the two nations, after pressure from Pope Francis and other international requests, including the intervention of the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who is rightly concerned about the [Read more]

Once Again, Where Is Venezuela?

January 21, 2015 // Veja - Brazil - Portuguese

In a column published Monday morning, I asked the Bloomberg gurus: Where is Venezuela in the pessimistic guide to 2015?* In The Washington Post, Jackson Diehl delves deeper into the theme, warning that both Obama and the leaders of Latin America are neglecting the seriousness of the situation in the failed country [Read more]
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