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Obama Empties Guantanamo

August 23, 2016 // El País - Spain - Spanish

The transfer ... of 15 inmates from ... Guantanamo is likely among Barack Obama’s final nods toward one of the promises he championed before arriving at the White House.

The Shrinking Map of American Interests in the Middle East

April 22, 2016 // Al-Hayat - Pan Arab - Arabic

During the eight decades since U.S. intervention in the Middle East, there have been five primary components that have defined the map of American interests in the region: oil, the security of Israel, geopolitical interests, the War on Terror and the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction — with the [Read more]

Obama Accuses His Allies of His Own Vices

April 1, 2016 // Al Hayat - Pan Arab - Arabic

In English, there are the terms "freeloader" or “free-rider,” meaning that someone benefits from something without paying the price for it. President Barack Obama used the second term to describe U.S. allies in Europe and the Middle East. The Amir Turki al-Faisal, a member of the Saudi Arabian royal family, gave a [Read more]

Obama’s Remorse over Interference in Libya

March 29, 2016 // Daily Pakistan - Pakistan - Urdu

President Barack Obama recently acknowledged that meddling in Libya was a mistake and that further, it was France and Britain that instigated U.S. support of NATO in this enterprise. In his criticism, Obama specifically targeted British Prime Minister David Cameron, who not only initiated NATO's military invasion of [Read more]
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