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Latest update : 2011-11-24

US debt showdown: who's to blame for the deadlock?

It's Thanksgiving in the United States, but millions of Americans will be hard pushed to find much to be grateful for this year - 9% of the population is out of work. Meanwhile in Washington, it's deadlock as usual. The so-called congressional "super-committee" has missed a deadline on an agreement to reduce the country's record national debt. This means across the board spending cuts will take effect.

  • Ellen WASYLINA, Republicans Abroad;
  • Zachary MILLER, Democrats Abroad;
  • Amine OUZAD, Assistant Professor of Economics and Political Science, INSEAD;
  • Daniel HAMILTON, Executive Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS.

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2015-03-31 Iran

Iran deal: Deadline day for nuclear talks (part two)

When the sun rose on Lake Geneva this morning, major obstacles remained, such as disagreements over the monitoring of enrichment research and the pace of lifting sanctions. But...

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2015-03-31 Iran

Iran deal: Deadline day for nuclear talks (part one)

When the sun rose on Lake Geneva this morning, major obstacles remained, such as disagreements over the monitoring of enrichment research and the pace of lifting sanctions. But...

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2015-03-30 Boko Haram

Nigeria: And the winner is... Tense wait for election results (part 2)

A "largely peaceful" vote in Nigeria's closest-ever presidential election - but how about the vote-counting? Both sides are on their guard as Africa's most populous nation waits...

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2015-03-30 Nigerian presidential elections

Nigeria: And the winner is... Tense wait for election results (part 1)

A "largely peaceful" vote in Nigeria's closest-ever presidential election - but how about the vote-counting? Both sides are on their guard as Africa's most populous nation waits...

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2015-03-26 Yemen

Yemen - The Escalation: Could Sunni-Shiite divide engulf the region? (part 2)

Yemen's no longer a proxy war in a remote location. A Saudi-led coalition has begun air strikes to stop the Iran-allied Houthi, who already control the capital, from taking over...

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