Narcotrafficking: Is Mexico a “failed State”?

The United States’ responsibility in a matter of hemispheric security

Posted by , 7th May 2009

cocaina1In order to make progress in the fight against narcotrafficking, the distribution of drugs, as well as the sale of arms and their exportation to Mexico, must be reduced, just as money laundering in the United States must be combated.


Obama and the responsibility to bring the troops home from Iraq

The United States will finally leave the Arab country on December 31, 2011

Posted by , 20th March 2009

retiradairak.jpgThe success of Obama’s plan to finally bring the troops home from Iraq will depend upon his ability to negotiate the stabilization of the Arab country after the military exit with Iran and its ally Syria. It is a high-risk, but very courageous, decision.


Canada, the United States and the fight against climate change

Obama takes his first green steps with his neighbor Harper

Posted by , 20th March 2009

obama-harper.jpgDespite their environmental policy differences, Canada and the United States will fight climate change together.


Organized crime unleashes a wave of violence in Mexico

5,200 people were murdered in 2008

Posted by , 5th March 2009

violenciamexico2.jpgWhy the war between the drug cartels themselves has broken out in Mexico. The opium coming from Afghanistan. The corruption of the police and the legal system. The lack of action by the United States. The express kidnappings. Felipe Calderón and his war against organized crime.


The conflict in Afghanistan: Obama’s dangerous war

How to avoid making the mistake the Soviet Union did

Posted by , 5th March 2009

talibanfighters.jpgUnderstand why the war in Afghanistan could turn into an authentic nightmare for Barack Obama, unless he gets commitments from regional powers like Iran, Pakistan and India, aside from Russia, China and the EU.


The Gaza war: a time of crisis and opportunity

Only a global public movement can lead to peace and justice in Palestine

Posted by , 11th February 2009

campamentogaza.JPGAlthough an outrage against the Israeli offensive in Gaza was sweeping the globe, fear of the Jewish State and its dependable American ally has kept the international community from laying down the law. In the author’s view, the world lacks strong political leaders capable of rising to the occasion.


The “carrot and stick” policy in Afghanistan

What Barack Obama’s new strategy for the Pashtun country consists of

Posted by , 5th February 2009

afganistanrpiegonueva.jpgA policy of pressure on the Afghan government, combined with the outstretched hand that the appointment of Richard Holbrooke constitutes: this is the strategy that the new American administration is hoping to implement in order to stabilize Afghanistan, a country that could not be conquered by neither the Greeks, the British nor the Russians, and whose instability threatens to spread throughout the region.


The solution to the problem in Gaza involves the United Nations

Concrete proposals in order to make progress in the demilitarization of the Strip

Posted by , 5th February 2009

bankimoon2.jpgThe United Nations Security Council should meet at once to declare Gaza an emergency zone under the umbrella of the United Nations in accordance with Chapter VII, and immediately send a multinational peacekeeping force to the Strip in coordination with Israel and the Palestinian National Authority.


The UK Government’s anti-terror proposal defeated in the House of Lords

A triumph for human rights, civil liberties and checks and balances

Posted by , 5th February 2009

police.jpgFind out why the House of Lords did the right thing in defeating a bill that would have allowed for the detention of suspects for up to 42 days without being formally charged with an offence.

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