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Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany | 18/02/2010

Obama's nuclear power deal

US President Barack Obama's nuclear power plan is based on domestic political motives, writes the left-liberal daily Süddeutsche Zeitung: "For years the Republicans have been pushing to renew the country's nuclear capacity, dreaming of over 100 reactors. By acquiescing on nuclear power, the president hopes now for concessions regarding his climate protection law. But the bet will hardly pay off. As with the healthcare reform, Obama has dithered for too long on climate protection. His climate pact, with which he secured the agreement of the energy industry, is breaking up and the first businesses are jumping ship. The Republicans aren't blind to this fact, and consequently have no interest in gratifying Obama in an election year by supporting one of his major reforms. But there are also too many cowards among the Democrats, who are keeping a very low profile. A climate protection law with emission trading along European lines is not in the cards for the US in the years to come. But in ten years' time perhaps the country will have a couple more nuclear power plants."

Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany | 04/03/2009

Missile defence shield as a negotiating tool

US President Barack Obama wants to renounce the controvertial missile defence shield provided Russia is open to cooperation. The Süddeutsche Zeitung welcomes Obama's flexibility: "A new realism has taken hold in US diplomacy. For Russia this means that Washington takes Moscow seriously and is not seeking to dupe or outmanoeuvre it, as George W. Bush did with his missile policy. That is important for a government that puts so much emphasis on being eye to eye with the US. It also means that the US is not backing down and will relentlessly pursue its interests. It is an offer of mutual flexibility. If the Russians decide to move and put pressure on Iran, the US will shift its position accordingly. Obama has secured this room for manoeuvre by using the missile defence shield as a negotiating tool."

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