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H1 New York Times For Obama, No Day to Bask as He Starts to Build His Team for Transition President-elect Barack Obama prepared to name an ally as his White House chief of staff in his first step toward assuming power.
Transition Memo to the President-Elect By Stephen Hess
Fareed Zakaria: Obama's Third Way
Editorial The World Reacts Amid the cheers, a first challenge from
Obama's Global Grand Bargain By: Robert Hutchings and Fred Kempe | Foreign Policy For the new
Letter to President By: Madeleine K. Albright | The Daily Telegraph With your victory comes responsibility; you face the daunting task of restoring
We Need Sustainable Capitalism By: Al Gore and David Blood | The Wall Street Journal What is clear to us and many others is that market capitalism has arrived at a critical juncture. Even beyond the bailouts and recent volatility, the challenges of the climate crisis, water scarcity, income disparity, extreme poverty and disease must command our urgent attention
Known Unknowns: Unconventional “Strategic Shocks” in Defense Strategy Development Source: Strategic Studies Institute,
Defense Imperatives for the New Administration (PDF; 6.9 MB) Source: Defense Science Board
Russian–American Security Relations After Georgia Source: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Guardian I saw Americans dance with history, chanting 'Yes we can!' But can they? Timothy Garton Ash: Obama is not just their first black president. He is their first post-ethnic leader, showing the way for a mixed-up world
Now he must declare that the war on terror is over Jonathan Steele: Obama's preference for diplomacy can help to forge new, individual relationships with
FT Turkey hits back at EU Ankara struck at European Union criticism of its sluggish progress towards accession, arguing the EU would be short-sighted to reject a country pivotal to its energy security and foreign policy ambitions
Stuck in an EU rut The European Commission's latest annual report on
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H4 New York Times For Obama, No Day to Bask as He Starts to Build His Team for Transition President-elect Barack Obama prepared to name an ally as his White House chief of staff in his first step toward assuming power.
ROGER COHEN Perfecting the Union Barack Obama’s idea, put simply, was that America can be better than it has been. It can embody once more what the world still craves from the American idea: hope.
A New Coalition By MARK J. PENN An unprecedented union of low and high income voters has given Barack Obama his mandate for change.
NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
The Obama Dividend Barack Obama’s election may be a political milestone, ending an era in which Republicans succeeded at winning votes from the working poor to cut taxes for billionaires.
Finishing Our Work By: Thomas L. Friedman Let every child and every citizen and every new immigrant know that from this day forward: Everything really is possible in America.
GAIL COLLINS Thinking of Good Vibrations Today, you can bask in the realization that there are billions of people around the planet who loathed our country last week but are now in awe of its capacity to rise above historic fears
MAUREEN DOWD Bring on the Puppy and the Rookie Some people said that a President Obama would make the White House the Black House. The opposite is true: Barack Obama has the chance to make the White House pristine again.
Democrats Vow to Pursue an Aggressive Agenda Congressional leaders promised to make priorities of the economy, health care, energy and ending the Iraq war
This American Moment - the Surprises By TIMOTHY EGAN
If you look closely at who voted for Barack Obama, you’ll see a lot of people who weren’t supposed to
Fill ’Er Up The Big Three American automakers made the wrong bet when they decided to put all their eggs in the truck basket. They evidently haven’t learned from their mistake
Transition Memo to the President-Elect By Stephen Hess
Editorial The World Reacts Amid the cheers, a first challenge from Russia.
Combat Brigade Is Cut 6 Weeks Early in Iraq Gen. David Petraeus has decided to reduce the number of U.S. combat brigades in Iraq from 15 to 14 about six weeks earlier than planned, as a result of dramatically lower violence there, Pentagon officials say.
What the World Wants From Obama PostGlobal | Call for Bush's early resignation. Shake McCain's hand. Close Guantanamo. What should Obama do first?
Fareed Zakaria: Obama's Third Way
Where the GOP Went Wrong The Post asked pollsters, pundits and others what went wrong for John McCain and the GOP
Young Republicans Jockey in the House Some Want Fundamental Rethinking of Message
The Task Ahead By David S. Broder,
How Obama might steer the ship past two wars, an economic breakdown and other challenges.
A New Era for America By: E.J. Dionne Jr Barack Obama's sweeping electoral victory cannot be dismissed merely as a popular reaction to an economic crisis or as a verdict on an unpopular president, though the judgment rendered on President Bush is important.
Kremlin Plans Missiles Targeting NATO if U.S. Defense Shield Proceeds
U.S. Again Hailed as 'Country of Dreams' Around the World, Obama's Victory Is Seen as a Renewal of American Ideals and Aspirations
Morning in America By Eugene Robinson, Why this election provoked such a deeply emotional reaction.
By George F. Will, Tuesday's trouncing was dispiriting. But opinion can easily shift.
For Obama, White House Keys Could Come With License to Spend When President-elect Barack Obama moves into the White House in January, he will inherit a stratospheric budget deficit, a collapsing financial system and the gloomiest economic outlook since the Great Depression. The silver lining? For a few months, at least, he may have a license to spend money.
By Richard Cohen Television proclaimed the dream no longer deferred and history spilled onto the streets.
End Civilian Deaths, Karzai Tells Obama Afghan Says Airstrike Killed Dozens
H6 Guardian I saw Americans dance with history, chanting 'Yes we can!' But can they? Timothy Garton Ash: Obama is not just their first black president. He is their first post-ethnic leader, showing the way for a mixed-up world
Now he must declare that the war on terror is over Jonathan Steele: Obama's preference for diplomacy can help to forge new, individual relationships with Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan
Journey of generations Gary Younge: A man born before African-Americans had a right to vote has assumed the highest office
After Bush, the world looks on in hope What are Obama's plans - and can he deliver them?
Voters sign up for rainbow coalition Obama's support from blacks and women leaves only white males and rightwing bedrock to McCain
Welcome back Editorial: The stakes are high for Barack Obama but so too are the opportunities
The US has truly overcome. And the world is joining in Wangari Maathai: This moment of pure greatness will prove an inspiration not just for Africa's young people, but for our leaders too
What he didn't say Stanley Greenberg: To get a sense of where Obama wants to take the US, forget the campaign and listen to the speech
First black leader to pay homage to Abraham Lincoln and hail 'birth of freedom' at inauguration
Medvedev reveals plan to extend Russian presidential term to six years Putin expected to benefit from constitutional reform as he could return as president in 2012
A New False Dawn By: Seth Freedman | The Guardian
H7 Daily Star America's next president and a new approach to Iran By Suzanne Dimaggio
Pride and shame in American politics By Rami G. Khouri
China Tests Its Mettle in Syria By: Chris Zambelis | Asia Times
The United States, Israel and Iran ACA A US article considering the strategic implications of Iranian nuclear developments ant threats to Israel
Iran Also Ripe for Change By: Hossein Askari | Asia Times
Tehran Begins to Feel the Pain of Finance Crisis By: Hadj Nili | The Washington Times
Minister’s Dismissal Is Setback for Iranian Leader By: Nazila Fathi | The New York Times
Mid-East leaders welcome Obama
Iran has accused US helicopters of flying close to its airspace and warned it would "take down" overflying aircraft.
Saudi Aramco Reviews Projects By: Andrew England | Financial Times
ANALYSIS / Obama will find Bush has done the peacemaking for him If Kadima-Labor coalition remains intact, Obama won't have to work too hard to nudge Israel
Labor, Kadima: 'Republican' Likud leader's view of Mideast too different from that of US president-elect
Democrats strengthen majorities in Congress, picking up 5 Senate seats, add 18 seats in Hous
US secretary of state to take one last shot at Israeli-Palestinian talks, attend Quartet meeting.
'Obama is pro-Israel'
America turns left Sever Plocker says Obama win opens unfamiliar social-democratic chapter in US history
Lawfare Against Israel By: Anne Herzberg | The Wall Street Journal
The United States, Israel and Iran ACA A US article considering the strategic implications of Iranian nuclear developments ant threats to Israel
Hamas fires multiple rockets into Israel hours after six militants die during an Israeli raid in Gaza.
From China to Pakistan, major challenges loom.
He faces rough conditions, but the tone he's set gives him a good foundation
Obama's big win, and big embrace Tough times will require the new president to rally even his political opponents.
In Congress, a Democratic party sweep But Democrats fall short of the 60 Senate seats needed to overcome filibusters and end gridlock.
What Obama's election means abroad Barack Obama's victory was met with euphoria in many nations by those who see him as restoring their faith in American ideals
In the most ambitious such review to date, young people in 17 countries most often defined spirituality as belief that life has a purpose, belief in God, and being true to one's inner self.
Global survey: youths see spiritual dimension to life In the most ambitious such review to date, young people in 17 countries most often defined spirituality as belief that life has a purpose, belief in God, and being true to one's inner self.
From 'Great Game' to Grand Bargain in Afghanistan
Nuclear Deal Done, India Gives IPI Pipeline a Second Look By: Siddartha Srivastava | World Politics Review The Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline -- a proposed $7.5 billion, 2,700-kilometer pipeline linking Iran's abundant natural gas reserves to energy-hungry Pakistan and India -- has been under consideration for years. But despite both India's and Pakistan's desperate need for energy sources, progress on the project has been hampered so far by strategic calculations, mutual suspicions and disagreements on pricing and tariffs.
Pomfret: China Won't Save the Economy
Beijing Has Enough of Its Own Problems By: Tom Plate | The Japan Times The capacity of the Chinese government to develop better public policy for its own 1.3 billion people will go a long way in adding to world economic stability.
Hindu Fanatics Threaten Indian Secularism By: Gautaman Bhaskaran | The Japan Times
Afghanistan's Downward Spiral By: Fatima Ayub | The Boston Globe A suicide bomber attacked the Ministry of Information and Culture recently. The building, decrepit though still in use after Afghanistan's many wars, was blown apart
India seeks 'velvet divorce' from Iran
Afghan Rebel Positioned for Key Role By: Candace Rondeaux | The Washington Post
Japan’s LDP Heading for Historic Defeat By: Todd Crowell | Asia Sentinel
Slow Progress in Pakistan By: Basim Usmani | The Guardian
China and Taiwan Expand Accords By: Edward Wong | The New York Times Chinese and Taiwanese officials signed agreements on Tuesday expanding charter flights, maritime shipping and cooperation on food safety issues, bringing their governments closer together as both struggle to overcome economic slowdowns
On energy, Azeris play Europe and Russia against the middleAzerbaijan's energy resources remain a valuable prize. Evidence of this is the tug-of-war between Russia and Europe over natural gas.
An idea has power. Obama put it simply: America can be better than it has been.
Thomas L. Friedman: Finishing America's work Let every child and every citizen and every new immigrant know that from this day forward: Everything really is possible in America.
Russian leader warns of possible missile deployment to counter U.S. shield President Dmitri Medvedev said that short-range missiles could be installed in the Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad to counter a perceived threat.
Georgia relied on cluster bombs during war Georgian forces fired more cluster munitions during the war with Russia than first thought, and some malfunctioned, causing civilian deaths when they hit Georgian villages.
From the front lines of Iraq to more genteel spots in Europe and South America, the election unlocked a flood of hope that a new U.S. leader would redeem promises of change.
Croatia edges closer to EU accession, but others must wait Croatia may wrap up membership talks with the European Union next year if it steps up preparations, but other candidates will have to wait, probably much longer.
Euro-zone economic growth expected to stall in 2009 The euro zone is already in a technical recession and economic growth will come to a virtual standstill next year, the European Commission said Monday.
Reactions from around globe to the election of Barack Obam
EUROPE European press review
Balkan candidates EU gives Croatia timetable, but chides Macedonia
Essays on Integration and Participation Demos A 72-page collection of essays by Dutch and British participants in a series of seminars held to discuss experiences of integration and multiculturalism
The Changing Dynamics of Security in an Enlarged European Union CEPS A 24-page paper assessing how the notions and perceptions of security and insecurity in the EU are being transformed
The Struggle for a Civilized Wider European Order CEPS This 30-page working paper focuses on the risks posed by the Georgia-Russia war and the global financial and economic crises to the EU objective of achieving a civilized wider European order
The Georgia Crisis and Continuing Democratic Erosion in Europe/Eurasia FPRI A US article asserting that the Georgia cris is a manifestation of longer-term trends underlying the erosion of democracy and Western influence in the post-communist region
Barcelona to Host Mediterranean Union Headquarters By: Elitsa Vucheva | EU Observer
Financial Crisis Leaves Romania Reeling By: Craig Whitlock | The Washington Post In recent days, this once-booming country has been pounded by aftershocks from the global financial crisis. Speculators have attacked the local currency, the leu, betting that it would plunge in value. At one point last month, the stock market had dropped by 70 percent. By next year, some analysts predict, the jobless rate could double
The EU’s Target for Renewable Energy: 20% by 2020
Mardell's Europe Economic horizon 'much darker' for the EU
Europe's Outlook Grows Gloomier Subscriber Content Read PreviewEconomists expect the ECB will cut interest rates by half a percentage point and many analysts say the Bank of England could cut a full percentage point.
Russia will put short-range missiles in the Baltic to counter a US defence shield in Europ
Russian tactics pose tricky problem for new US leader
Google News Azerbaijan
Russian–American Security Relations After Georgia
Medvedev Should Scrap Putin's Plan for His Own By: Vladimir Frolov | The Moscow Times
Russian Challenge Awaits Barack Obama By: Adrian Blomfield | The Daily Telegraph Both candidates were tough on Russia during the campaign but caution may prevail now that it is over.
A Departure of National Significance By: Yulia Latynina | The Moscow Times Ingush President Murad Zyazikov has been dismissed from his post. The news prompted spontaneous celebrations across the republic, with everyone from police officers to insurgents joining in a touching outburst of unity
Russian challenge awaits Barack Obama Adrian Blomfield argues that the White House's chief cause for concern in the next few years could be Moscow
Victorious Obama to pick White House team After extraordinary victory, America's first black president is set to make a raft of appointments in the coming days
Russia calls for missiles within hours President Medvedev today ordered deployment of missiles within Europe as America celebrated Obama's election victory
EU to embrace 'crime-infested' Croatia Croatian leaders are told that membership is on track although report criticises levels of organised crime and corruptio
No-where is the competition for power more open, inspiring or capable of real change than in America. The rest of the world would do well to look and learn
All the President's Men (and women) Who will Barack Obama bring with him to the White House?
Nation united by hope, not historic divisions In a campaign that became defined by race, class and age it was eventually the economy that drew voters together
Republicans mourn catastrophic result Many Republicans still refuse to believe that Mr Obama is American, arguing that his Hawaiian birth certificate is a fake
The unlikely lad who grew up to be president The journey of Barack Obama journey is as compelling as it is exotic, and it lies at the heart of his success
Botched US bombing kills 40 at Afghan wedding Reports from Kandahar suggested that there were a preponderance of women casualties because the wedding was segregated
The world won't stop hating America Election of Obama does not get rid of the deep opposition that exists to the US taking a leading role in the world, and the suspicion of its motives
Obama must rethink America's muddled strategy in Pakistan if he is to defeat the threat from militants Anthony Loyd
Four Reason Why America Went for Obama By: The London Times | Daniel Finkelstein
Emanuel Tapped Amid
Swing Voters Don't Want Big Government By Pat Toomey
Obama's Triumph Is America's Too By Elizabeth Wurtzel
By James Taranto
BOOKSHELF By Frank Gannon How a president-elect picks his cabinet, his staff and his desk.
Black Power Brokers Set to Rise Obama has cultivated ties with black power brokers who are poised -- and eager -- to wield greater influence. Many stand to gain new status in law firms, corporations and on Wall Street.
H14 Financial Times Why agreeing a new Bretton Woods is vital This may be the last chance for an open economy, says Martin Wolf
Chief executive or business-basher? The president-elect looks and talks like a brilliant chief executive. But is that the real Barack Obama or is the fine print of his policies a better guide? I cannot help suspecting the latter, writes John Gapper
His biggest challenge will be to remind his own party that he is the president of the whole country. We congratulate him, and wish him well
Bold UK and ECB rate cuts this week are unlikely to be sufficient to cure EU ills. Governments will have to back them with expansionary fiscal policy
The president-elect must ease Asian anxieties Young people between 18 and 29 years old delivered big for the Democrats, writes James Carville. The Republican party has lost a generation of voters
David Pilling on why the region is wary
Obama arouses a wild yet reasonable hope Anti-Americanism will not suddenly, magically disappear. But it will be forced to revisit its sales pitch, writes Bernard-Henri Lévy
Bernard-Henri Lévy on a decisive turning point
A new generation transforms US politics Young voters delivered big, says James Carville. Young people between 18 and 29 years old delivered big for the Democrats, writes James Carville. The Republican party has lost a generation of voters
From poverty to the White House – a portrait emerges of a decisive and self-possessed man
Medvedev plan could see Putin’s return Russia’s president has broken a taboo on constitutional change by asking parliament to extend the presidential term from four to six years
Barack Obama moved swiftly to capitalise on the momentum from his historic victory by announcing a string of senior appointments aimed at reassuring the markets and ensuring a confident transition to the presidency in January. Mr Obama, who was showered with effusive congratulations from leaders around the world, will also appoint at least two Republicans to senior cabinet positions
Obamanomics With effective control of Congress, too, the new President Obama can roll his sleeves up straight away. Is an economic “new era” dawning?
With effective control of Congress, too, the new President Obama can roll his sleeves up straight away. Is an economic “new era” dawning?
A new Bretton Woods: A new set of institutions would need greater legitimacy. In the IMF, the US and EU have a far greater allocation of quotas - and thus votes - than do India and China
The Russian president has thrown down a gauntlet to the US president-elect when he declared that the Kremlin would station missiles close to the Polish border, in response to US plans for an anti-missile system in eastern Europ
Republicans began a painful inquest into their sweeping election defeat as the party prepared for life without control of any arm of federal government for the first time in 14 years
Detroit’s Big Three claim Obama’s attention The problems facing Detroit’s three carmakers, which are struggling to survive amid the worst trading conditions in 25 years, are quickly claiming a prominent position in president-elect Barack Obama’s bulging “in” basket
Heralded by many as a brilliant move, John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate in retrospect looks disastrou
Some argue the party could even break up if conservative intellectuals cannot reconcile their differences with populists such as Sarah Palin, John McCain’s running-mate, who is seen as being at the centre of the likely infighting
Obama selects Emanuel as chief of staff President-elect Barack Obama has offered the job of White House chief of staff to Rahm Emanuel, a senior Democratic congressman who is seen as something of a rottweiler by his Republican opponents
‘Remarkable’ Latino support for Obama A new generation of Latino voters had voted for Barack Obama, overturning assumptions about their willingness to back a black candidate and creating a challenge for the Republicans
Iran’s banks struggle with credit shortages Iran’s banks may have escaped the global financial crisis, largely because of their international isolation, but they are suffering from a different kind of credit crunch
Serbia could become a candidate for European Union membership as soon as next year – but only by gaining a nod of approval from United Nations war crimes prosecutors and accelerating judicial and economic reforms
The European Central Bank will act decisively to support eurozone economic growth in the face of a sharp contraction, two of its hawkish policymakers have indicated
More rifts in European policy towards Russia opened up when the European Commission ignored appeals from Poland and Lithuania and called for the resumption of talks with Moscow on a long-term partnership agreement
H15 Los Angeles Times Downturn, deficit could hinder Obama's economic plan President-elect faces task of matching spending priorities to dismal conditions
On world map, Obama is expected to quickly take a new direction Guantanamo Bay and climate change top his list along with generally mending foreign policy, but the economic crisis at home may slow those efforts, advisors said
Iraq looks ahead to provincial, national elections The voting could determine the state of the country U.S. troops will leave behind, one of the biggest foreign policy challenges facing the new administration
Afghan war to loom large for Obama As Western military commanders struggle to find a winning strategy, the Taliban makes gains and ordinary Afghans feel less secure.
Iran sends mixed signals on Obama victory Civilian officials cautiously welcome the results while the military issues a postelection warning on airspace breaches. Some analysts say Obama's win will take the wind out of hard-liners' sails
In Iraq, some troops see Obama as best bet There is little conclusive data, but informal surveys show growing numbers willing to switch to the Democratic sid
Russia plans to counter U.S. antimissile system in eastern Europe Medvedev says Moscow will put missiles near the border with Poland, where the U.S. will base interceptor missiles, and use radio jamming against the antimissile system
By Michael Eric Dyson
Barack Obama's historic victory represents a quantum leap in the racial progress of the United State
Reports from Kandahar province say about three dozen people were killed. President Hamid Karzai appeals to Barack Obama to end civilian deaths
The nation's choice for president is a historic...
Has racism skewed the poll results in the McCain-Obama race, as it supposedly did in 1982? Not likely.
Obama's post-racial promise By Shelby Steele
Barack Obama seduced whites with a vision of their racial innocence precisely to coerce them into
World reaction to Obama victory: Elation Around the globe, people express joy over his victory and admiration for U.S. democracy.
Iran interior minister ousted over phony degree Parliament's no-confidence vote comes after weeks of argument over Ali Kordan, who had submitted a fake honorary Oxford degree as part of his qualifications for the job
AMERICANS voted for hope, change, and history - but only after the economy crashed and Barack Obama showed strength and resolve in the face of it. (By Joan Vennochi, Globe Columnist)
Tomasky talk: The election in numbers Michael Tomasky takes a closer look at how Barack Obama became the next US president
Obama builds up White House team Barack Obama starts forming his administration by asking former Clinton adviser Rahm Emanuel to be his chief of staff.
Republican woes What next for the party beaten at the polls?
In praise of... Nate Silver Editorial: Uber-geek's wizardly formulae called 49 of the 50 states right, and projected overall popular vote to within a percentage point
Stepping into the Sunshine - Eugene Robinson, Washington Post
Landslide That Doesn't Feel All Liberal - Froma Harrop, Providence Journal
Chief Executive or Business-Basher? - John Gapper, Financial Times
The Meaning of Obama's Win - Nancy Gibbs, Time
The Audacity of America - Steve Chapman, Chicago Tribune
It Is a New Day in America - Laurence Tribe, Forbes
Obama Recognized the Desire for Change - Gerard Baker, Times of London
Obama's Transcendence is Beyond Race - Ron Fournier, Associated Press
Ten Reasons Why Obama Won - Carl Cannon, Reader's Digest
America's History Gives Way to Its Future - Kevin Merida, Washington Post
Tide Turned as Economic Crisis Peaked - Monica Langley, Wall St. Journal
The Age of Obama: Will He Govern as He Ran? - Jon Meacham, Newsweek
McCain's Concession - Stephen Hayes, Weekly Standard
World Welcomes Obama with Open Arms - Christiane Amanpour, CNN
A Huge Victory for Chicago - Carol Marin, Chicago Sun-Times
What Obama Means to This Nation - Anna Quindlen, Newsweek
The Obama Revolution - John Harris and Jim VandeHei, Politico
Near-Flawless Run - Nagourney, Rutenberg and Zeleny, New York Times
Obama Won with Clear Message of Change - David Brody, The Brody File
Decisive Win Gives Dems New Clout - Susan Page, USA Today
Bipartisanship Could Help Victorious Democrats - Gerald Seib, WSJ
Conservatism Faces Challenges Ahead - Philip Klein, American Spectator
America the Liberal - John Judis, The New Republic
Obama's Post-Racial Promise - Shelby Steele, Los Angeles Times
Will a Black President Heal the Racial Divide? - T.D. Jakes, Time
Hail to the Chief - Michael Gerson, Washington Post
Transformational Presidency - Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Nation
Audacity Wins - Roger Simon, Politico
Republicans Got the Thumping They Deserve - Rod Dreher, NPR
Could Anything Have Prevented McCain's Defeat? - Byron York, NRO
How Obama Bent the Arc of History - John Dickerson, Slate
Stickin' With the Hockey Mom By Robert Stacy McCain
"This is our moment," Barack Obama told his victory rally in Chicago's Grant Park. America - and the world - will never be the same again.
Letter to President By: Madeleine K. Albright | The Daily Telegraph
The United States' first black President completes an epic journey begun by Martin Luther King, writes Anne Applebaum
UK and EU diplomats are meeting the Obama foreign policy team to persuade them to support two important initiatives, writes Irwin Stelzer.
Americans would not have fallen for easy charms if the underlying aspirations were not ones they wished to seize, argues Tim Shipman.
Adrian Blomfield argues that the White House's chief cause for concern in the next few years could be Moscow
The election of Barack Obama allows Britons to restore a special relationship soured by Bush, says Iain Martin
David Frum says the GOP can go right with Sarah Palin, or embrace a less polarising future that might lead to recovery
Obama ends the era in which the colour of a person's skin would be considered a bar to election to the highest position on earth, writes Bonnie Greer.
George Pitcher says Obama could move America off the anti-abortion, anti-gay, anti-Muslim agenda foisted upon it by the Religious Right.
Daniel Radcliffe: British politicians can't match Obama Actor says Britain lacks inspirational leaders to match the US President-elect.
H18 Independent He won – but can Obama heal America? Amid the excitement and frenzy of election night, one man stayed calm and collected – the next president. Rupert Cornwell reports on a historic night and examines the huge challenges facing Barack Obama.
Known Unknowns: Unconventional “Strategic Shocks” in Defense Strategy Development Source: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
Defense Imperatives for the New Administration (PDF; 6.9 MB)
Deterring State Sponsorship of Nuclear Terrorism CFR This 48-page US report examines how to deter rogue states from sponsoring nuclear terrorism
Army interpreter was a spy Interpreter who worked for Britain's top general in Afghanistan found guilty.
International Trade Statistics 2008 WTO The 255-page annual compilation of global trade statistics from the WTO
World Tariff Profiles 2008
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Leave No Family Behind: How Can We Reduce the Rising Number of American Families Living in Poverty? Source: U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee
Amber Waves November 2008 — Many Factors Contribute to Fluctuating Global Food Prices
World of Work Report 2008 - Global income inequality gap is vast and growing Source: International Labour Organization
Modelling Economic Impacts of Alternative Climate Policy Architectures CESifo This 28-page working paper provides a quantitative comparison of the main architectures for an agreement on climate policy
H21 Internet black boxes record every move Internet "black boxes" could be used to record every email and website visit made by computer users in Britain, it has been reported.
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