Argentina 1983-2008: a democracy powered by a single motor

25 years of pure presidentialism

Posted by , 20th November 2008

alfonsin.jpgTwenty-five years after democracy’s comeback in Argentina, there is reason to celebrate, but there are also reasons to assume a necessary nonconformity and critically evaluate a reality that demands distinct answers and raises unresolved matters, says the author.

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The United States, with its hands tied in foreign policy

What difficulties will the next president face?

Posted by , 13th November 2008

pentagono.jpgLearn what challenges the White House’s new tenant will face when trying to implement the changes in foreign policy and security matters promised during the campaign.

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Spain: neither a power nor an emerging country

From the G-20 to the memory of the victims of Francoism

Posted by , 13th November 2008

zapaterorey.jpgNow more than ever, Spain must take advantage of the current situation, domestic and abroad, and leave behind its chronic indecision once and for all.

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Obama’s decisive victory

Will the current conditions lead to bold and creative policies from this gifted leader?

Posted by , 13th November 2008

obamasenalando.jpgWith its recent election of Barack Obama, the United States has torn down cultural barriers and shifted away from President Bush and the Republicans. While this may be cause for rejoicing, the author reminds that Obama is a cautious and center-left politician, poised to assume office with the nation in the midst of a great financial crisis and embroiled in multiple wars overseas.

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Gordon Brown improves, but is still not convincing

The effects of the global crisis in the United Kingdom

Posted by , 13th November 2008

brown.jpgThe rescue plan for the banking sector has transformed Gordon Brown into a British Flash Gordon, making him, even more so than Sarko, the true leader to follow during these times of uncertainty. Even so, he could lose the general elections.

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The True Nature of the War on Terror

Any realistic strategy for combating Islamic radicalism must be multidimensional

Posted by , 13th November 2008

zardarii.jpgThe author contends that the Bush Administration’s approach to the war on terror has relied too heavily on force, and that a deeper understanding of the true nature of Islamic radicalism indicates a mushroom phenomenon in the making. He proposes a realistic, multifaceted strategy, in which political and socio-economic approaches predominate, and force is only employed as a last resort.

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Will Tzipi Livni be able to be prime minister of Israel?

Kadima, Avoda, Shas and the Likud will compete for control of the Knesset this upcoming February 10

Posted by , 6th November 2008

livnisecond.jpgLivni has refused to play by the traditional rules of Israeli politics, and she has said that she will not sell her ideals to the (religious) Shas party in order to cling to the coveted post of prime minister, as so many other politicians that have preceded her have done. Livni has said no.

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Obama, McCain, and the empty campaign

The crisis has destroyed the order established for more than 30 years by Reagan, Bush Sr., Clinton, and Bush

Posted by , 6th November 2008

mccain-obama.jpgThe global economy is not the only thing going through a crisis; that also occurred in the Nineties. What is happening now is that an entire model is being questioned. Although the campaign has been drained of content, it is Barack Obama who offers more solutions for the approaching change.

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The middle class will shape Latin America’s future

An essential player in the region regroups after three decades of deterioration

Posted by , 6th November 2008

mafalda.jpgThe middle class will no longer be cannon fodder for orthodox and dogmatic economic experiments in Latin America. It has become aware, it is participating more and it will be a decisive player in the shaping of the region’s future.

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