Archivos de Categoría: EEUU

The New Containment: Undermining Democracy

World Affairs, mayo/junio 2015
Christopher Walker, director de estudios (Freedom House)
Nearly seven decades ago, George F. Kennan authored a seminal article that argued for a policy of containment to combat the spread of Soviet influence. Kennan’s essay came at a time when the Soviet Union, a frenemy to the West during World War II, was becoming...
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Lethal Autonomous Systems and the Plight of the Non-combatant

Georgia Institute of Technology
Ronald Arkin
It seems a safe assumption, unfortunately, that humanity will persist in conducting warfare, as evidenced over all recorded history. New technology has historically made killing more efficient, for example with the invention of the longbow, artillery, armored vehicles, aircraft carriers, or nuclear weapons. Many view that each of these new technologies...
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Coming to Terms with the American Empire

Geopolitical Weekly, 14.04.2015
George Friedman, founder and President Stratfor Global Intelligence
"Empire" is a dirty word. Considering the behavior of many empires, that is not unreasonable. But empire is also simply a description of a condition, many times unplanned and rarely intended. It is a condition that arises from a massive imbalance of power. Indeed, the empires...
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Sure, TPP Is ‘Win-Win’… Unless You Care About Human Rights

The Diplomat, 11.05.2015
John Sifton, director de Human Rights Watch en Asia
The Trans-Pacific Partnership won’t do much to improve the human rights situation in Asia. To hear the Obama Administration tell it, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is a win-win and cure-all. It will create jobs in the U.S., improve labor and environmental protections, improve business transparency...
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World War II and the Origins of American Unease

Geopolitical Weekly, 12.05.2015
George Friedman, fundador y presidente de Stratfor Global Intelligence
We are at the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. That victory did not usher in an era of universal peace. Rather, it introduced a new constellation of powers and a complex balance among them. Europe's great powers and empires...
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Qué piensa Hillary Clinton

MgMagazine, 03.05.2015
Jordi Jarque
Hillary Clinton anunció el pasado 12 de abril su candidatura por el partido demócrata a la presidencia de Estados Unidos tras un par de años de aparente inactividad política. Esta es una aproximación a su manera de pensar y sentir el mundo a través de frases que, a modo de abecedario, ha pronunciado...
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Prelude to a Japanese Revival

Geopolitical Weekly, 28.04.2015
John Minnich analista político y económico (U. de Cornell)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in Washington, the third stop on his maiden voyage to the United States since assuming office in 2012. Over the next two days, he will hold a summit with U.S. President Barack Obama on U.S.-Japanese defense and trade cooperation,...
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Weighing the Geopolitics of the Vietnam War

Stratfor Global Intelligence, 03.05.2015
Summary South Vietnam's capital city, Saigon, fell to invading North Vietnamese troops on April 30, 1975. The image of an overloaded Huey helicopter on top of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, frantically loading refugees, was forever seared into the American mind. It was the ignominious end of more than a decade of involvement by the...
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Beyond the US Rebalance to Asia: A Regional Perspective

The Diplomat, 29.04.2015
David Lang
A look at what US allies and partners are doing in the Asia-Pacific. The future of America’s rebalance to the Asia–Pacific continues to be a topic of much discussion and speculation. There’s no doubt that the rebalance has steadily continued over the past few years—albeit with less fanfare than many thought would be...
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Why we Liked Americans Better during the Cold War

Politico Magazine, 07.04.2015
Leonid Gozman, dirigente del Partido Liberal Ruso (SPS)
The United States has a short-term and a long-term problem in Russia. The shorter-term and easier problem is the hostile attitude of Vladimir Putin and his Kremlin cronies toward Washington. The longer-term and much tougher challenge is the enmity of the Russian people themselves. It may...
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