America’s Republican extremists

July 23, 2012
Bernd Debusmann
America’s Republican extremists

The United States is in grave danger from domestic enemies:  Infiltrators from the Muslim Brotherhood have wormed their way into sensitive government positions
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America and Syria’s ‘dead man walking’

May 24, 2012
Bernd Debusmann
America and Syria’s ‘dead man walking’

When U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Canada and the European Union first issued public calls for President Bashar al-Assad to step down, the death toll in Syria stood at 2,000.
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Will Syria’s Assad get away with murder?

June 18, 2012
Bernd Debusmann
Will Syria’s Assad get away with murder?

Will Syria‚Äôs President, Bashar al-Assad be allowed to get away with mass murder, like his father 30 years ago? Some of the ideas now under discussion could mean precisely that ‚ÄĒ a golden parachute into exile.
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The arms race for human rights

June 15, 2012
Bernd Debusmann
The arms race for human rights

Profits from arms deals tend to trump human rights. The United Nations Security Council, whose five veto-wielding permanent members count among the world’s biggest arms dealers
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Betting on Syria’s Assad staying in power

February 17, 2012
Bernd Debusmann
Betting on Syria’s Assad staying in power

In mid-December, the U.S. State Department‚Äôs point man on Syria, Frederic Hof, described the government of President Bashar al-Assad as ‚Äėthe equivalent of a dead man walking.‚ÄĚ
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America’s unfulfilled promise to Iraqis

December 18, 2011
Bernd Debusmann
America’s unfulfilled promise to Iraqis

When Barack Obama campaigned for the presidency, he spoke eloquently about America‚Äôs moral obligation to Iraqis working for US forces in their country. ‚ÄúWe must keep faith with Iraqis who kept faith with us,‚ÄĚ he said in a 2007 campaign speech.
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