¿Qué hubiera pasado si el presidente Obama hubiera pronunciado un discurso diferente? ¿Y si hubiera decidido utilizar la sede de las Naciones Unidas para anunciar una nueva política exterior de Estados Unidos y llamar al mundo a unirse a sus esfuerzos?
It wasn’t the events of September 11th that changed the world, but the events of September 12th and beyond, when the Bush administration took the world to war in response; that changed the world, and continues to threaten U.S. and global security, and shred U.S. democracy.
President Obama’s decision comes despite the fact that US government and independent models predict an 80% chance Polar Bears will become mostly extinct by 2050, with total extinction this century without cuts in emissions.
There's widespread disappointment over India's choice of negotiators for the recent dialogue over Kashmir, which looks more like an effort to pretend - in advance of Obama's visit to the country - that the government is "doing something" about the situation.
It's not for lack of alternatives that the Left has struggled to harness the opportunity for change offered by the global financial crisis - but for failing to translate this into a political programme that connects with the everyday struggles of people suffering under neoliberalism.
The latest US government nuclear review shows that Obama's nuclear policy - rhetoric aside - is no different to previous administrations, seeking to retain nuclear weapons for the indefinite future and accepting scant constraint on how these weapons might be used.