By Maria Karali, Junior Scholar, Strategy International.
Just a couple of days after US President Barack Obama’s ‘I have not made a decision’ interview with PBS regarding Syria, came the speech in which the President announces that the U.S will take military action against Syria, but, that would be determined by a Congress approval. Obama stated in his announcement that developments in Syria ‘present a serious danger to our national security,’ ‘risks making a mockery of the global prohibition on the use of chemical weapons,’ ‘endangers our friends and our partners along Syria’s borders, including Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq’ and that they ‘could lead to escalating use of chemical weapons, or their proliferation to terrorist groups who would do our people harm.’ He was quick to stress that this ‘would not be an open-ended intervention,’ the US ‘would not put boots on the ground’ and their ‘action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope.’Add a comment Add a comment
Tuesday November 6 2012, and the US elections of 2012 are underway. Currently the US public and administration are concentrated to the US national elections. Of the two candidates, one will be able to the lead the USA for the upcoming four year term; will it therefore be Barack Obama the present President of the United States of America or Mitt Romney the Republican Candidate for the Presidency?
No matter the outcome, per the interests and relations of the USA to Greece and vice versa, some things will need to be stressed. Others clarified. Issues will need to be raised. Considering both countries fiscal, civil and security challenges and considering the extensive need to restructure and redraw US-Greek bilateral relations, looking at the subject from a strategic point of view.
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