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Obama: Good Talk, Loose Talk in Summiteering on Loose Nukes, Uptight Russia, the Asia-Pacific Pivot, and America's Problematic Image

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

It's one thing to acknowledge, as Obama did from the beginning, that his goal of nuclear abolition was very blue sky, something that would not be accomplished in his lifetime. Frankly, I'd bet that it never happens. That it seems unrealistic does not mean that it is not a righteous goal.

Putin's 3 Gurus vs. the G-8

Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.18.2014 | Home
Nathan Gardels

What we are witnessing in Ukraine today is not so much the revival of the Cold War as the sharp edge of a clash of civilizations in the unfolding post-American era. American-led globalization since the end of the Cold War has led to the convergence of patterns of growth and the spread of technology worldwide, enabling the rise of the emerging economies such as China, Russia, India and Turkey. But far from creating a flat and homogenous world, this convergence has led to a new divergence because economic strength engenders cultural, political and even military self-assertion. As we are seeing every day from the East China Sea to Syria to Crimea, the American-led West is no longer at the helm of today's order. Indeed, no one is. Above all, globalization today means an interdependence of plural identities.

UK Joins US, France In Pulling Out Of G8 Preparatory Meetings

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2014 | Home

LONDON, March 2 (Reuters) - Britain will suspend its participation in preparations for a G8 meeting in Sochi after Russia violated Ukraine's soverei...

AIDS, Alzheimer's and Us

Michael Hodin | Posted 02.08.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As we redouble our commitment to eradicate AIDS on the occasion of World Aids Day last week, perhaps the global health community will also step up to the Alzheimer's crisis.

Contrasting Strategies, Same Results

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.20.2013 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

Whereas former President Bush and President Obama are ideologically a world apart, their policies toward Middle Eastern conflicts produced the same damning reaction.

Christina Wilkie

Tensions Between Obama And Putin Reveal Chill In U.S.-Russian Relations | Christina Wilkie | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A photograph of President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin that emerged this week from the G-8 conference offers a glimpse of ...

Obama Hands Putin Victory at G-8 Summit

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

One can debate whether America should insert itself militarily into the Syrian conflict. It is far less debatable that by selling weapons to al-Assad, Russia has precipitated Obama's recent decision to arm the Syria rebels, initiating an American role in this military conflict.

WATCH: G8 Leaders Can't Figure Out How To Wave Together

The Huffington Post | Ryan Craggs | Posted 06.19.2013 | Home

This week's Group of Eight summit again brings together a handful the world's most powerful leaders, with plenty on their agendas: How to solve Syria'...

Northern Ireland Town Ready For Its G-8 Close-Up | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland — The smell of fresh paint hangs in the air as this small town completes an extensive makeover ahead of the meeting of...

Energy Efficiency Simply Makes Sense

Maria van der Hoeven | Posted 05.25.2013 | Green
Maria van der Hoeven

What simple tool offers the entire world an extended energy supply, increased energy security, lower carbon emissions, cleaner air and extra time to mitigate climate change? Energy efficiency.

Plenty of G-20

Will Durst | Posted 08.22.2012 | Comedy
Will Durst

Absolutely nothing happened at the G-20. And for nothing to happen on a global scale, with markets around the world as precarious as a glass sculpture above a nuclear test site located on an earthquake fault in a sandstorm, is exactly what everyone was praying for.

The Epidemic of Indecision

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

For decades, governments in advanced economies have been reaching compromises between those on the right and those on the left by kicking the can and the bill to the next generation.

The Superhero Summit: G8 Leaders’ Chance To Change The World For Good

Richard Stearns | Posted 07.17.2012 | Religion
Richard Stearns

Will the G8 leaders at Camp David be able to overcome their own internal disputes and the ongoing challenges of the global economy in order to partner with African governments to save the 1 billion people in the world suffering from hunger?

Chicago Rolls Back First Amendment Rights

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | Posted 03.20.2012 | Chicago
Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

Recently the City Council voted to approve Mayor Emanuel's new protest ordinance. These restrictions are not only excessive, but they will also serve to prevent citizens from protesting and exercising their civil liberties.

My Vote on the NATO/G-8 Ordinance

Joe Moreno | Posted 03.19.2012 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

I voted yes on the NATO/G-8 Ordinance, proposed by Mayor Emanuel, today. While my original position was to vote against this ordinance, my opinion changed over the last two days, because of the changes made to the original proposal.

Big Shoulders in Chicago and Kabul

Kathy Kelly | Posted 02.18.2012 | Home
Kathy Kelly

NATO/G8 meetings are scheduled to take place from May 19-21 next year in Chicago. Plans are ramping up everywhere.

Police Leader: G-8, NATO Will Bring In 'Wild Anarchists'

WBEZ | Posted 08.24.2011 | Chicago

The head of the Chicago police union says the city is not ready to host two major summits that would bring both international leaders and protestors. ...

Russian Investment Opportunities: The Drivers and the Hidden Gems

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

It is clear to see why investors place so much emphasis on the oil price as a dictator of Russia's financial health. Supplying some 11.4% of the world's oil supply last year, Russia is the "biggest single source outside the OPEC cartel."

El-Erian: Strauss-Kahn Scandal Could Put IMF 'Under Huge Cloud'

Reuters | Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 07.16.2011 | Business

This weekend’s detention of the IMF’s chief on allegations of sexual assault has implications that go well beyond the impact on Dominique Strauss-...

The G-20 Vision Is Obsolete

Ervin Laszlo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ervin Laszlo

The final statements of the June 2010 Canada meetings of the G-8 and the G-20 make for impressive reading. All is well then? Hardly. A closer look reveals major problems.

Congress Leads on Global Education: Will Obama Follow?

Joanne Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joanne Carter

While the administration has failed to deliver on President Barack Obama's pledge to create a new Global Fund for Education, Congress is increasingly showing support for the idea.

China Faces the Challenges of International Leadership

Deborah Seligsohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deborah Seligsohn

In the wake of the global financial crisis, international relations are changing more rapidly than at any time since the end of World War II -- especially for burgeoning countries like China.

A Surprisingly Successful G-20 Summit

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Georges Ugeux

This year, President Obama drove a very different agenda -- one focused on discussing how the world can form global governance and cooperate to stimulate the ailing economies.

Power Shift, the Stunning Rise of the G20

Barry D. Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barry D. Wood

In the span of just ten months, key developing countries have accomplished what they could not achieve in the previous half a century: They have shouldered aside the staid 7 nation club to take a seat at the table.

Climate Change Requires a Real Movement

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mohamed Nasheed

For the Maldives, climate change is no vague or distant irritation but a clear and present danger to our survival.