Search: Barack Obama,UN (6 materials)

Financing climate change... an air-conditioned nightmare

... voluntary goals of reducing carbon emissions the result of which, some experts say will, ostensibly, save the planet for future generations. But we no longer live in the economic and geopolitical reality that existed two years ago, when then-president Barack Obama said his administration's support for the voluntary accord makes the United States “the world leader in fighting climate change.” The annualized price for a barrel of OPEC crude had just lost nearly half its value, tumbling from $96.29 in 2014 to $49.49 in 2015. Earning less revenue from its ...

05.06.2017

Crowdfunding with the enemy

... designed to promote defense spending-- that “all sides in Syria are guilty.” Speaking to the same audience in Munich, Russian prime minister Dmitry Ledbedev said he feels Western Europe and NATO are conducting relations with Russia, treating ... ... was living through a new Cold War. In a recent telephone conversation with Russian president Vladimir Putin, US president Barack Obama positioned himself as the moral conscience of the West, asking Russia to stop bombing moderate Syrian rebels who ...

16.02.2016

The smog of war

President Barack Obama, seeking to shape his legacy, said that COP 21 makes the United States, which did not ratify the earlier Kyoto Protocol, “the world leader in fighting climate change.” But Obama will not be around to lead the COP 21 fight, which is not scheduled to start until 2020. By that time another U.S. president ...

23.01.2016

The ISIS Crisis and the faiblesse of global governance

... Internet) is hosting servers for ISIS? http://freebeacon.com/national-security/russian-website-hosts-terror-propaganda/ Having already spent upwards of $3 trillion to “democratize” the Middle East, Washington is spending again, and president Barack Obama has just made a rather lackluster speech to build popular support for an unpopular war that is trending toward becoming popular, which means congressional support for more defense spending. Nobody can even agree on the name of the group the United States coalition is fighting. Obama calls it “ISIL”. The New ...

11.09.2014

Predicting critical events, an institutional challenge.

... "miscalculations". Bandar had sealed his fate last year during his secret visit outside Moscow with Russian president Vladimir Putin. He bragged that Riyadh controlled Chechen extremists in Russia, and that he would unleash them on the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics unless Putin ended his support for the Assad regime in Syria. Haaretz and Al Monitor reported that as far back as 2011, while Hillary Clinton was president Barack Obama’s secretary of state, Kochavi met with senior White House officials and others to discuss the Syria situation and, among other issues, Iran’s nuclear program. During these meetings, the reporting indicates that Kochavi announced ...

22.05.2014

Future of Assad and Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party In Limbo As Syria Sitzkrieg Plays Out

... Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, who was part of the negotiations along with Kerry and Lavrov ostensibly representing what Kerry has referred to as “the Assad regime” caved in to a Qatar sponsored resolution that designates the Syrian National Council (SNC) as the official representative of Syria at the Arab League. Qatar even built a new embassy for the SNC in Doha. An Islamist Government-in-Waiting? The moderate Islamist, Ahmad Tumeh, is reported by various sources to have been elected on Saturday,...

15.09.2013

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
 
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