When a Boy Found a Familiar Feel in a Pat of the Head of State
In the photo that has hung in the West Wing for three years, President Obama looks to be bowing to 5-year-old Jacob Philadelphia, his arm raised to touch the president’s hair — to see if it feels like his.   For decades at the White House, photographs of the president at work and at play have hung throughout the West Wing, and each print soon gives way to a more recent shot. But one picture of President Obama remains after three years. In the photo, Mr. Obama looks to be bowing to a sharply dressed 5-year-old black boy, who stands...
How technology is killing the Asian growth miracle
George Magnus of UBS has a 29-pager out on Monday questioning if the Asian miracle may finally be over? FT Alphaville is still poring through the details, but couldn’t wait to bring you a substantial chunk of the note which is dedicated to the role of technology and its impact on Asian market dynamics. We’ve noted on more than one occasion that economists may be missing a trick when it comes to how technology is changing the global economy. More so, that developments like 3D printing, could even pose a black-swan risk for Asia in their own right. Continue reading....
Remarks from President Barack Obama to the UN General Assembly
Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentleman:  I would like to begin today by telling you about an American named Chris Stevens.   Continue reading Watch President Obama Address the U.N. General Assembly : ( (26/9/2012)
President Obama Acceptance Speech 2012
The following is the full transcript text from President Obama’s acceptance victory speech following his re-election for a second term as president on Wednesday morning, Nov. 7, 2012. Below the text is also a video of Obama’s acceptance speech. OBAMA: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much. Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward. It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this...
Obamas Rede im Wortlaut (engl.): “We have history to make”
  Hello, Berlin! (Applause.) Thank you, Chancellor Merkel, for your leadership, your friendship, and the example of your life – from a child of the East to the leader of a free and united Germany. As I’ve said, Angela and I don’t exactly look like previous German and American leaders. But the fact that we can stand here today, along the fault line where a city was divided, speaks to an eternal truth: No wall can stand against the yearning of justice, the yearnings for freedom, the yearnings for peace that burns in the human heart. (Applause.)Mayor Wowereit, distinguished guests,...
U.S. Vietnam Relations in the Asia Pacific a dynamic and prosperous
Staff official visit at the invitation of U.S. President Barack Obama, State President Truong Tan Sang has important speech at the Center for Strategic Studies and International USA, 257 pm ( U.S. time ) Dear Dr. John Hamre, President, General Director of the Center for Strategic Studies and International USA . In the auditorium today, I know many well-known scholars, many have long-term concerns with Vietnam. Many were and are a very important contribution to relations between Vietnam and the United States. Please send to you my best wishes and sincere thanks nhatToi appreciate the role of CSIS, as an...