Articles by: Damien Coruzzi
Damien Coruzzi, CC'14, can be reached at dac2162@columbia.edu

by / on March 30, 2013 at 11:50 am / in Opinion, World

Man at a Crossroads

Yet, this new affair could prove highly embarrassing: if convicted (though that seems unlikely) Sarkozy risks jail. Even if he ends up being acquitted, the long judicial process will likely drag on to be an embarrassment, especially given the despicable behavior of most cadres of his party who have publicly doubted the judge’s independence.

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by / on March 4, 2013 at 11:16 pm / in Uncategorized

The Professor, the Clown and the Mummy

by   “I am appalled that two clowns have won”[1] remarked Peer Steinbruck, one of the leaders of the German SPD and opposition candidate to Angela Merkel. Though this remark shocked many Italians–– the Italian president cancelled a meeting with him in Berlin–– it certainly reflects the “international consensus” on the Italian election. The winner of this election could very […]

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by / on February 16, 2013 at 9:51 pm / in Opinion, World

Qatar: Football as Soft Power

Tiny Qatar, tapping its vast resources into this cash-strapped but immensely popular global sport, is tactfully increasing its global standing. Football is essentially another form of diplomacy.

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by / on February 3, 2013 at 7:13 pm / in Opinion, World

Lessons From Mali

Only when the European Union adopts a truly collective and consensual foreign policy will it matter internationally.

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by / on November 17, 2012 at 10:50 am / in Opinion, World

Hollande’s First Steps

Ensuring a no-fly zone over Syria would be a good way to start empowering the rebels. Though it may be a risky gamble, with much uncertainty lying ahead, it is very courageous of Hollande to try and force the hands of his fellow heads of state and attempt to put an end to this massacre.

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by / on October 31, 2012 at 10:53 pm / in Opinion, Uncategorized, World

Bunga Bunga

That Berlusconi can still threaten to bring down the Monti government and play the kingmaker by withdrawing his support shows to what extent his legacy will haunt Italian politics.

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by / on October 16, 2012 at 8:23 pm / in Opinion, World

The State of the (European) Union

The fact is, however, that the European Union is one of the most exciting and ambitious challenges ever set in motion by politicians. Nobel Peace Prize or not, it deserves to prevail.

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by / on October 4, 2012 at 12:35 am / in Opinion, World

This Sunday, Chavez vs. Opposition – Round Four

Can Mr. Capriles beat Hugo Chavez? And, if so, would Mr. Chavez even relinquish power?

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by / on September 19, 2012 at 8:30 pm / in Opinion, World

The Numbers Game

The growing discontent of the middle class means that this total will likely be difficult to attain: 58 percent of the population disapproves with her performance and more than 70 percent of the population now disagrees with the government’s economic policies.

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by / on September 7, 2012 at 2:06 pm / in Opinion, World

A Loaded Peace

The root of the problem, therefore, lies in limited opportunities for the countries’ youth in face of the thrilling alternative of gang life and its economic incentives. Education is the true solution, and the gang’s promise not to recruit in schools, so long as it lasts, is the real victory.

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