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  • 21st Century Challenges to American Democracy: Part 1

    Abstract: It requires several hundred pages to address the complex subject of challenges to American democracy in the post-Cold War era of a global multi-polar economic and political power structure. In this brief essay, I identify only a few of the current challenges to American democracy that appear permanent fixtures of society in the early

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  • Argentina: A Case Study of Israel’s Zionist-Wall Street Destabilization Campaign

    Introduction A recent article by Jorge Elbaum, the former executive director of DAIA (Delegation for Argentine Jewish Associations), the principle Argentine Jewish umbrella groups, published in the Buenos Aires daily (Pagina 12) provides a detailed account of the damaging links between the State of Israel, US Wall Street speculators and local Argentine Zionists in government

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  • Brazil’s Presidential Election: Impacts on Relations with Turkey

    Millions of Brazilians went to the polls on Oct. 5 to elect the new president of Brazil. There were three frontrunner candidates: Dilma Rousseff, the incumbent and the leader of the Workers’ Party; Aecio Neves, leader of Brazilian Social Democracy Party and Marina Silva, former environment minister. According to the Datafolha’s poll, which was conducted

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  • Mexico 2012: The six-year Presidential term that awaits us

    Last July 1 there took place presidential and parliamentarian elections in Mexico. Enrique Peña Nieto was elected, the candidate of the formerly hegemonic Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) that after eighty years in power (1920-2000) and two alternation governments in charge of the right wing National Action Party (PAN) (2000-2006 and 2006-2012) is back on the

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  • Kalashnikovs Under The Poncho

    When something as rock-solid asa national stereotype changes, something profound is surely going on. The traditional (and stupid) Mexican stereotype had been that of the guy wearing a funny and large hat comfortably sleeping next to a cactus. BY RAMÓN I. CENTENO | APRIL 09, 2013 Nowadays, apart from or instead of that we now

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  • Cowboys Versus Indians in Nicaragua’s ‘Wild East’

    The road from Managua to Bonanza, a mining town in the autonomous north-eastern part of Nicaragua, is long and for the most part unpaved. BY NATHANIEL MORRIS | NOVEMBER 10, 2012 Every summer, clouds of dust accompany the brightly painted buses that run to and from the capital, choking the passengers and turning hands, faces

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  • The USA: Challenges of the Superpower

    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union among diversity of problems central for American Studies and International Relations scholars and experts are questions: Is the world system unocentric or polycentric? What’s the US new role and mission in the new millennium? With appearance new economic powers is America able to preserve its leading positions in

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  • U.S. Foreign Policy and the Arab Spring

    As the uncertainty of the Arab Spring continues, the debate on the future of the movement and the U.S. role in it grows into a colorful debate. As a part of this policy debate I was recently asked to review Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions episode on the Arab Spring, featuring columnist Mona Eltahawy and

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  • American Elections at a Time of Crisis: The Risks of Introspection

    With the primaries in the Republican Party well underway, the campaign season has finally gained momentum. The President’s recent State of the Union address left no doubt that Obama has shed his presidential “coolness” to re-gain the passion of the campaigner. BY EMILIANO ALESSANDRI and GREGORIO BETTIZA | JANUARY 31, 2012 From now on, America

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