Tag Archives: Barack Obama

A Russian Successor to Niccolo Machiavelli

By Yulia Koval-Molodtsova She creates African-style pictures with house paints, and she decorates her house with them or gives them to friends. She enjoys thriller films and reading books. Sometimes, she composes psychological fairy tales for her friends. She holds … Continue reading

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The U.S. Election Goes Global

By Ginnie Seger (Africa), Gabby Laverghetta (Europe), Erica Sanchez (Latin America), Echo Xie (Asia), and Fatemeh Shakolahini (Middle East) When President Barack Obama won re-election on Tuesday evening against GOP challenger Gov. Mitt Romney, reverberations were felt throughout not only … Continue reading

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Hugo Chavez: What’s So Bad About Governing Via Twitter?

by Gabby LaVerghetta How would you react if your president ran the government over Twitter? Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has recently adopted the social network as his primary mode of communication. Chavez, who has been in Cuba on and off … Continue reading

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Demonizing Iran & the Electronic Curtain

by Gabby LaVerghetta President Barack Obama in his Nowruz address to the Iranian people coined the term “electronic curtain” to describe the lack of access to online information in Iran.  (Please see “Iran’s Electronic Curtain” for more.)  Now, the United … Continue reading

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Iran’s Electronic Curtain

by Gabby LaVerghetta A new curtain has descended between the East and West. This time it’s electronic. To commemorate the Persian New Year, called Nowruz, this week President Barack Obama delivered a YouTube message to the Iranian people.  In the … Continue reading

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