Post Tagged with: "Damien Coruzzi"

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 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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by / on August 9, 2012 at 10:24 am / in Opinion, World

President Mujica Hopes to Manage Marijuana

Legalization may or may not be the answer, but one has to admire President’s Mujica’s courage. Perhaps this will break the taboo on alternatives to prohibition and open up an intelligent debate.

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by / on July 31, 2012 at 5:02 pm / in Opinion, World

Colombian Unrest Indicates Fundamental Instability

The Nasa people, an indigenous group from the region whose numbers are up to 100,000, decided to take the matters into their own hands and rose against both the government and the leftist guerrillas.

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by / on July 17, 2012 at 12:55 pm / in Opinion, World

Paraguayan Coup: Saying “Hasta Lugo”

Lugo failed to work hand in hand with a powerful Congress and his burdensome Liberal “allies” and managed to unite most of Paraguay’s political system against him. Though the proceedings for his impeachment were perfectly legal, they leave Paraguay’s democracy weakened, its leaders diplomatically isolated, and its poor unattended.

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