The 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.
Wealth and foreign policy after the Wall Street crisis
In the emerging multipolar world, strong leadership from the United States and other world powers like the EU, China, Russia, India and Brazil will be essential in order to get closer to resolutions for the conflicts in Iraq and Central Asia, and issues like terrorism, nuclear proliferation, environmental deterioration and poverty, the most persistent conflict.
Will these be the most participatory elections in the history of the United States?
The impressive machinery for incorporating new voters set in motion by Barack Obama is unprecedented in the history of American party politics. In this way, the Illinois senator and potential president of the United States has achieved, by virtue of his innovative instinct, the reinsertion into the democratic system of a considerably significant contingent of decitizenized Americans, members of the conglomerate of millions of newly registered voters. Main Street elects Obama by a large majority.
- Electoral Engineering and Minorities in the United States
por Josep Sanmartí
- Religion matters (a lot) in the American campaign
por José Catalán Deus
The arduous task of weaving together stable majorities
Frequently, the media highlights the determinate role of minorities in the American elections, and provides data to back up its claim. But the issue is much more complex than it appears at first glance: not all Latino, Asian, Black, and Jewish communities vote en bloc. Far from it.
Maintaining the strategy of containment and the leadership that is waiting on us
The United States (and a large part of the world) has not been able to offer new mentalities, revitalized methods, nor new ways of approaching the most urgent global problems. The author explains that real change, that Yes we can for the international system as well, will only be possible if Barack Obama wins the presidency of our global village in November.
- The Multipolar World of Barack Obama
por José María Peredo Pombo
Why Biden complements Obama, and Palin does the same to McCain
The two rival parties in the United States are bracing themselves for a tooth and nail electoral campaign. On the Democratic ticket are an African American who became a Christian as an adult and a progressive Catholic who defends a woman’s right to choose, whereas a non-fervent Episcopalian and a staunch Evangelist can be found on the Republican ticket. Read on to find out who is who in the complex American political-religious scene.
The Hispanic vote, a gold mine for Democrats and Republicans
The annual purchasing power of the Hispanic community in the United States exceeds 830 billion dollars, but only 21 out of the 535 congressmen in both houses of Congress are Latino. The economic crisis, education and the failed immigration reform are among the complaints that Hispanics have for the next president. Their vote counts, and the principal candidates cannot avoid this fact: Latinos could define the elections.
- A breath of fresh air for relations between the U.S. and Latin America?
por José Luis Martínez
Leadership and United States Foreign Policy in the 21st Century
Barack Obama faces a particularly troubled world and a different America. Iraq, Iran, the Middle East, Cuba. Climate change, poverty, and energy. The economic crisis, the boredom of the middle class, and health reform. Immigration, NAFTA, and the renegotiation of trade agreements. Diplomacy vs. force. International terrorism. The list of problems and challenges goes on and on. Obama must transform his message of hope (We can change) into an action plan, explaining how he will face these challenges in the new multipolar world of the 21st century.
- Barack versus "Billary"
por Eric Napoli
Convenience should solve the issue for Barack Obama
Will Hillary Clinton join Barack Obama as his vice presidential candidate? The answer, which should be simple, is in fact very complicated and is perhaps the most delicate decision that Obama will have to make before arriving at the White House–that is, if he does indeed win, which today is still far from clear. Convenience should solve the issue.