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William Pfaff

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  • Obama remains high-handed -- and wrong -- about Ukraine

    PARIS -- For a man who had taken a stunning electoral blow two weeks earlier, Barack Obama completed his Asian trip with an air of unperturbed leadership of the world -- whatever the Republicans at home thought about who was in charge of what now will...
  • After the vote

    A week ago this column asserted that the present electoral system in the United States now places the U.S government on sale every two years -- the presidency and congress every four years, and the entire House of Representatives and a third of the...
  • Election day

    The dominating significance of the mid-term American legislative elections just finished has been the occasion's dramatic confirmation of the corruption of the American electoral system. This has two elements, the first being its money corruption,...
  • Western nations' mastery

    The Western nations, since the age of exploration and imperialism, have accustomed themselves to mastery over emergent, backward or broken nations, or primitive or failed empires. They exercised over them a rule that ranged from the ruthless and...
  • The objective of destroying ISIS

    Last Sunday, President Barack Obama's National Security Advisor Susan Rice was questioned on NBC about the American administration's war strategy concerning the Islamic State in Syria, the aggressive and messianic self-proclaimed New Islamic Caliphate....
  • The war against ISIS

    The decision of President Barack Obama to wage air war against ISIS, while leading an as yet nebulous -- militarily speaking -- new coalition of Arab and other ground forces, against what claims to be the New Islamic Caliphate still is swimming in a sea...
  • China and its challenges

    China may be said to confront four current categories of challenge. The first is easiest and comes from the island entities and states in southern Chinese waters who challenge China's claim to complete sovereignty in the region, comparing its rivals there...
  • The Mideast horrors grow

    The Mideast horrors grow. Latest are the Syrian Kurds in unthought-of numbers, in flight to Turkey, where there already are more than a million refugees from Syria. As if the region were not already thick with refugees from the terrorism practiced by...
  • President Poroshenko and Ukraine

    It seems evident that Barack Obama today still does not understand how much he owes to President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine. If he did, and if the cease-fire and negotiation terms Mr. Poroshenko has signed with the country's pro-Russian insurgents in the...
  • Shades of France

    Shades of France's notorious Third Republic! The latest French government has been summarily dismissed after only six painful months. It was certainly time for a change. President François Hollande's poll ratings have plumbed new depths at 17 percent,...
  • A hollow laugh

    A hollow laugh might be permitted at the alliance now announced as the result of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest journey through the Middle East, this time to construct an alliance to counterattack the latest Arab menace to America, ISIS....