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Barack Obama was back in the White House for a second term facing a political divide and financial challenges. Voters placed the economy at the top of their list of concerns and the president has a second chance to resolve issues around jobs and government spending.
THE CLARITY of the outcome of Barack Obama’s victory in...
The United States presidential election 2012 is too close to call. It was heading for a photo finish between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney after the verbal sparring in US television debates. But Hurricane Sandy blew away the forecasts just days before voting and campaigning was halted and voters concentrated on handling a national emergency.
Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu and Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used speeches at the United Nations General Assembly to make subtle changes to their positions and ease the pressure in the nuclear bomb stand-off. Now the ball is in the American court to find a way forward through bilateral talks with Iran.
THREE central charact...
Dr. Uwe Nerlich
America is in a state of limbo as its political class waits for the results of the November presidential elections to give it direction. But as the Democrats and Republicans polarise opinion on whether there should be more government spending or less, the country faces a mounting debt burden of almost US$16 trillion - more than its GDP. The debt crises of European ...
Dr. Kim R. Holmes
US and EU sanctions against Iran could seriously strangle Iran’s economy and cause a desperate response. Israel is also squeezed by the changing Middle East political environment and threatens strikes. But will the new US defence policy driven by budget cuts, a focus on the Asia-Pacific region and a move away from military efforts to diplomacy in the Middle East, s...