The times they are a-changing

Posted on January 5, 2011



Asian students, Brazilian diplomacy and Assange frenzy are the signals

Some  of the 2010 developments which Andrés Oppenheimer thinks are shaping the coming years. Asiatic students ranked high in standardized tests, announcing a possible future leadership in innovation. While Brazil became a star as an emergent economy, its diplomacy showed an “alarming” independence towards such “pariah” states like Iran. Finally, the prosecution of Julian Assange on espionage charges  threats the freedom of the press around the world. I, myself, still consider Assange as a riddle. I’m not sure if the hawks in the American administration aren’t happy with the blow dealt to Hillary. But the sex-trap employed to catch him (just to change the charges into “terrorism”) is plainly preposterous.