Smiling Iranian president makes direct offer of ‘peace and friendship’ to the United States in his first English message since election
should intervene: “as several people wrote to me, we should not be the world’s policemen. I agree… America is not the world’s policeman. Terrible things happen across the globe, and it is beyond our means to right every wrong…” The question Syria has awakened is whether it is the United States’ job to “be the world’s police,” an unappealing designation to many. If police are responsible for preventing and detecting crime and maintaining the public order, international relations theory dictates that, yes, it is our job. In the 19th century, we had a multipolar international system in which Great Britain, Austria, Russia, France, and Prussia shared equal power. Later, the United States and the Soviet Union were the two world superpowers that emerged from WWII in the new bipolar system. The Cold War began in 1945 because these superpowers had conflicting ideologies and national interests (capitalism vs. socialism, for example) that influenced their perceptions of the international system and thus, their actions. When the Cold War ended in 1989, an unprecedented world order was established with United States as the global leader, or hegemon. A hegemon is defined as a dominant state that has a preponderance of power that often establishes and enforces the rules and norms in the international system. The United States consciously took on this position of leadership in the post-Cold War order. In our contemporary international system, the U.S.
United States Defeats New Zealand to Win America’s Cup After Stunning Comeback
At 1:39 p.m. Pacific time the Americans crossed the finish line ahead of the New Zealanders, setting off jubilation and euphoria among fans of the U.S. team. For billionaire tech magnate Larry Ellison, who spent $100 million on the Oracle team, the victory was a sweet vindication. For the Kiwis, the stunning collapse amounts to the one of the worst defeats in New Zealand sporting history. The Kiwis had been in a position to win for an entire week, but wind and time limit rules stymied them for days, and several races were postponed.Over the last week, the drama increased as Oracle, the defending champion, won seven straight races, setting up the greatest comeback in Americas Cup history.Last Wednesday, New Zealand led 8-1. After Tuesdays races, Oracle had tied the regatta at 8-8. On Wednesday, the Americans prevailed. The trophy will now be in the possession of Oracle Team USA, which will get to determine the timing and location of the next Americas Cup. The 34th Americas Cup bore little resemblance to earlier Cup regattas.The two teams competed in high-powered, 72-foot catamarans, which have two thin hulls, unlike the single-hulled boats that were used during most of the Cups 162-year history. With their 131-foot carbon fiber wing sails, the AC72s are capable of reaching more than 50 miles per hour while flying feet above the water on underwater foils, called daggerboards, which lift the boats out of the water, reducing drag and increasing speed. (MORE: Americas Great Sailing Comeback Is Almost Complete ) Billionaire Oracle mogul Larry Ellisons team won the Americas Cup in 2010 and thus earned the right to determine the regattas format. He called for the new AC72-class catamaran, which can hydroplane on top of the water faster than the speed limit on the Golden Gate Bridge.
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‘The supreme leader of Iran has said that should negotiations be necessary for the national interest of the country, he is in fact not opposed to it,’ said Rouhani to Amanpour. And in a revealing segment, he seemed to concede that the Holocaust did indeed occur, which is in stark contrast to his Ahmadinejad, who has in the past spoken of his desire to ‘destroy’ the state of Israel. ‘I have said before that I am not a historian, and that when it comes to speaking of the dimensions of the Holocaust it is the historians that should reflect on it,’ Rouhani told Amanpour. ‘But in general I can tell you that any crime that happens in history against humanity, including the crime the Nazis committed towards the Jews, as well as non-Jewish people, was reprehensible and condemnable as far as we are concerned.’ Message to the World: Iranian President Hasan Rouhani speaks during the 68th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 Earlier in the day President Obama cautiously embraced overtures from Iran’s new president as the basis for a possible nuclear deal, but a failed effort to arrange a simple handshake between the two leaders underscored entrenched distrust that will be hard to overcome. In a speech to the United Nations, Obama said he was determined to test President Hassan Rouhani’s recent diplomatic gestures and challenged him to take concrete steps toward resolving Iran’s long-running nuclear dispute with the West. Hours later, Rouhani used his debut at the world body to pledge Iran’s willingness to engage immediately in ‘time-bound’ talks on the nuclear issue but he offered no new concessions and repeated many of Iran’s grievances against the United States, and Washington’s key Middle East ally, Israel. A senior U.S. official said the difficulty in arranging the handshake had been on the Iranian side. ‘We indicated that the two leaders could have had a discussion on the margins if the opportunity presented itself,’ the official said. ‘The Iranians got back to us. It was clear that it was too complicated for them to do that at this time given their own dynamic back home.’ The failed handshake was a sign of the difficulties the United States and Iran countries face in trying to seize a historic opening after decades of hostility.