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Bernd Debusmann

What if Iran gets the bomb? Bernd Debusmann

Jun 22 2012

WASHINGTON The West worries too much about the prospect of Iran going nuclear. If it did get the bomb, the Middle East would probably become a more stable region. So says Kenneth Waltz, a veteran scholar, in an essay in one of America's most influential magazines.

World to Obama: We expected more from you: Bernd Debusmann

Jun 18 2012

WASHINGTON The 2012 global performance scorecard is in and the grade for Barack Obama is "failed to meet expectations."

Arms deals, human rights and hypocrites: Bernd Debusmann

May 25 2012

WASHINGTON 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, is falling down on its job. Hypocrisy is rampant as governments pay lip service to human rights.

Column: America and Syria's "dead man walking": Bernd Debusmann

May 22 2012

WASHINGTON When U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Canada and the European Union first issued public calls for Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to step down, the death toll in Syria stood at 2,000. That was on in August 18 last year.

America and Syria's "dead man walking": Bernd Debusmann

May 21 2012

WASHINGTON When U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Canada and the European Union first issued public calls for Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to step down, the death toll in Syria stood at 2,000. That was on in August 18 last year.

COLUMN- Guns, sticks, and logic: Bernd Debusmann

May 07 2012

WASHINGTON, May 7 File this under the rubric "Only in America" - sticks, poles and water guns will be banned from the centre of Tampa at the Republican Party's national convention next August. Guns, however, will be allowed.

Column: America's decline - myth or reality? Bernd Debusmann

Apr 20 2012

WASHINGTON Take note of a new phrase in the seemingly endless debate over whether the days of the United States as the world's pre-eminent power are numbered: those who doubt the country's economic decline are said to be holding an "intellectual ostrich position."

America's decline - myth or reality? Bernd Debusmann

Apr 20 2012

WASHINGTON Take note of a new phrase in the seemingly endless debate over whether the days of the United States as the world's pre-eminent power are numbered: those who doubt the country's economic decline are said to be holding an "intellectual ostrich position."

Obama and the failed war on drugs: Bernd Debusmann

Apr 16 2012

WASHINGTON Long before he was in a position to change his country's policies, Barack Obama had firm views on a complex problem: "The war on drugs has been an utter failure. We need to rethink and decriminalize our marijuana laws. We need to rethink how we're operating the drug war."

Column: Will Latinos decide America's elections? Bernd Debusmann

Apr 06 2012

NEW YORK WASHINGTON Every day, around 1,600 U.S. citizens of Latin American extraction are reaching 18 years of age - voting age - and adding to the fastest-growing segment of the American electorate.

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