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Washington and the strange world of leaks

Almost a year and a half has gone by since Julian Assange became a household name with the ‚ÄúCablegate‚ÄĚ scandal. Diplomats went as far as describing the incident as the ‚ÄúSeptember 11th of the world of diplomacy‚ÄĚ and a few politicians in…

Facing terror: fear in the aftermath of 9/11

On June 11, 2001, exactly three months before 9/11, Americans sat comfortably on their couches as they were transported via their television screens to Terre Haute, Indiana. That was the setting for the execution of the country's top…

Obama’s tour: the meaning of Europe

President Barack Obama crossed the Atlantic on Sunday night for a tour of the Old Continent including stops in Ireland, France and Poland. However, the only thing¬†European¬†that Americans have on their minds these days is the fall of IMF…