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  • Jul 27 / 2016
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North America

Obama’s criticism of Cameron reveals president’s own weaknesses

To complain so candidly while still in office is unusual, but Obama inadvertently highlights what historians may come to see as his major flaw in international affairs Barack Obama’s candidly critical public remarks about David Cameron’s foreign policy failings are unusual, given that the US president is still in office and presumably wants to maintain [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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South America

La identidad estratégica de Brasil: política de defensa para un jugador global

La identidad estratégica de Brasil: política de defensa para un jugador global Marina Vitelli 11536 words 1 September 2015 Colombia Internacional CLMBINT 141-169 Issue 85; ISSN:01215612 Spanish Copyright © 2015 Colombia Internacional. ProQuest Information and Learning Company. All rights reserved. El artículo analiza la actual política de defensa brasileña rastreando ideas claves del pensamiento militar [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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Europe

Cabeza fría para la crisis de Ucrania

Opinión Cabeza fría para la crisis de Ucrania 393 words 4 March 2014 El Periódico Extremadura PDEXTM Spanish Grupo Zeta La demostración de fuerza de Vladimir Putin en Crimea es un desafío en toda regla a Kiev y a quienes han apoyado la revuelta del Maidán, es decir, a Occidente. Si algo tiene claro el [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Middle East, North America

Addressing Global Affairs Issues

Host(s): DON MARTIN DON MARTIN: Welcome back. Well the Conservatives push hard to pass a motion condemning ISIS for committing a genocide of their enemies in Iraq and Syria. The Liberals say that’s something international authorities should declare. Well here’s the clashing political view on whether Canada should be doing this. Here’s interim Conservative leader Rona [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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South America

Kill List: Smashing the ‘B’ in BRICS

BRICS and SCO International Media Centre Let’s start with the Kafkaesque internal turmoil. The coup against President Dilma Rousseff remains an unrivalled media theatre/political tragicomedy gift that keeps on giving. It also doubles as a case of information war converted into a strategic tool of political control. A succession of appalling audio leaks has revealed that key [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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North America

Two wars: One fought, one avoided

Preparing to go to war in 2011, President Obama laid out a case for involvement in the mounting crisis in Libya. Without strong Western action, he told Americans, the conflict in Libya would trigger a humanitarian crisis and destabilize a fragile region. Most acutely, the president’s senior aides worried that failing to launch military action [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Middle East, North America

The right to intervene

Srinagar, June 1 — Sitting in his presidential palace in 1991, Iraq’s President Saddam Hussein and his Culture Minister Hamad Hammadi drafted a letter to Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.). Hussein and Hammadi hoped that the U.S.S.R. would help save Iraq from the West’s barrage. Hammadi, who understood the [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Africa, North America

Don’t Just Do Something!

[...]Menon writes, “Much of the world fears and suspects that the effort to legitimate humanitarian intervention by means of supposedly universal norms is designed to camouflage the pursuit of power by the powerful.” Unfortunately, as Menon explains, the hypocrisy around humanitarianism has perhaps even more dire consequences when interventions are actually launched. Because people are [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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South America

Entre el engaño y la ética

Politics Entre el engaño y la ética El Comercio 556 words 25 September 2013 El Comercio COMCIP Spanish Copyright 2013 NoticiasFinancieras. All Rights Reserved. Por Harry Belevan. Escritor El dilema que la comunidad internacional enfrenta estos días en Siria está entre quienes ansían ver los tentáculos del imperialismo occidental detrás de algún castigo proporcional al [...]

  • Jul 25 / 2016
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Europe

Tiempos de crispación y antagonismo

Opinión Tiempos de crispación y antagonismo POR JUAN GABRIEL TOKATLIAN 1345 words 5 August 2014 El País – Nacional PAISN CT (Cataluña) 29 Spanish (c) Copyright DIARIO EL PAIS, S.L. http://www.elpais.es. Si hasta los noventa la globalización se percibía como sinónimo de prosperidad, por muchos de sus logros y promesas, en el siglo XXI está [...]

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