News and Commentary


Why Aren't We in Syria?
Chicago Tribune, Steve Chapman - March 2, 2012

U.S. NATO Ambassador Says Afghan Policy Intact
Reuters, Andrew Stern - March 2, 2012 

NATO Official Says Afghanistan Top Summit Priority
Chicago Tribune - March 1, 2012

"Stay the Course?" Afghanistan Watchers Predict Accelerated Pullout
Yahoo Blogs, Laura Rozen - March 1, 2012

NATO Official Not Worried About Potential Disruptions At Chicago Summit
CBS Chicago - March 1, 2012 

Ambassador to Chicago: Be Proud to Host Summits
NBC Chicago, Phil Rogers - March 1, 2012

NATO Ambassador Praises Chicago
WGNtv, Tim Negovan - March 1, 2012

Pakistan Calls on Afghan Taliban to Join Peace Talks
Washington Post, Richard Leiby - February 24, 2012

More Afghan Cuts, More War
Los Angeles Times, Max Boot - February 24, 2012

The 4 Biggest Risks to the Economy
Daily Finance, Morgan Housel - February 24, 2012

A World Bank for a New World
Project Syndicate, Jeffrey D. Sachs - February 24, 2012

'The Juice Ain’t Worth the Squeeze': Lies, damn lies, and the war in Afghanistan
Foreign Policy, Douglas Wissing - February 24, 2012

Security Despite Austerity: Improving Europe’s Defense
The Atlantic Council of Canada, Amrit Naresh - February 24, 2012

Putin’s National Security Vision
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Dmitri Trenin - February 24, 2012

Camden Conference: A focus on the economy
Knox Village Soup, Andrew Benore - February 24, 2012

Africa: Farmers Shape Global Future Say World Leaders
AllAfrica News, Sue Valentine - February 24, 2012

Pak Blockade may Rocket Afghan Pullout Costs, Michael Hoffman - February 23, 2012

Europe In Crisis: Global Order, Integration, Crisis And The Future – Analysis
Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security, Paulo Rigueira - February 23, 2012

Is Prosperity Strengthening Beijing's Iron Grip?
New York Times, Chrystia Freeland - February 23, 2012

Bill Gates Calls for More Accountability on Food Programs
New York Times, Justin Gillis - February 23, 2012

China, Brazil, And EMs Won't Save World Economy From Stagnation
Forbes, Agustino Fontevecchia – February 22, 2012

As the EU said at the NATO summit. Security Policy Brief No. 33, February 2012
Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations, Sven Biscop - February 22, 2012

Global security, economics require closer military co-operation: MacKay
Winnipeg Free Press (via The Canadian Press), Canadian Press - February 22, 2012

KERRY: U.S. leadership at World Bank remains critical
The Washington Times, U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) - February 22, 2012

Peter Orszag talks to Xenia Dormandy on the US Economic Outlook (podcast)
Chatham House, Peter Orszag & Xenia Dormandy - February 22, 2012

The Millennial Generation and the 21st Century Jobs Economy
The Huffington Post, Pete Subkoviak - February 22, 2012

Renewing America Watch: All About the Economy
CFR / The Candidates and the World Blog, Toni Johnson - February 22, 2012

Officials: Afghanistan, US looking at removing detention, night raids from partnership talks
Washington Post (via the Associated Press), AP / Anne Gearan - February 22, 2012

The Impact Of Higher Oil Prices On The US Economy; + NATO’s Non-Intervention Remarks Could Worsen Syria’s Conflict
Business Monitor International, [No author listed] - February 22, 2012

When Will China Emerge from the Global Crisis?
Wall Street Pit,Michael Pettis - February 22, 2012

Global Integration, Act II
New York Times, Samuel J. Palmisano - February 22, 2012

Being Strong: Why Russia needs to rebuild its military
Foreign Policy, Vladimir Putin - February 21, 2012

'Pervasive' Corruption, 'Resilient' Taliban Complicate Afghan War: Intel officials paint bleak Afghanistan picture
Chicago Tribune (via US News and World Report), John T. Bennett - February 21, 2012

Medvedev: Russia Will Counter U.S. Missile Defense
RIA Novosti, [No author listed] - February 21, 2012

Nato apologises for Afghan Koran 'burning'
BBC News, [No author listed] - February 21, 2012

Taliban Dump Terror Allies: A weakened Al Qaeda feels cheated as Taliban engage in peace talks with the U.S. ahead of the 2014 NATO pullout
Newsweek Pakistan, Emmanuel Duparcq & S. H. Khan - February 21, 2012

A Framework for the State of the World and Regaining America's Lustre
The Cutting Edge (via STRATFOR), George Friedman - February 21, 2012

How will NATO, G-8 summits help Chicago?
Chicago Sun-Times, Laura Washington - February 19, 2012

The uptick's downside: Four risks that will deal a blow to global recovery this year
Today Online, Nouriel Roubini - February 18, 2012

Afghan President Hamid Karzai urges Pakistan to restart NATO supply
News Pakistan - Feb 17, 2012, Faisal Farooq - February 18, 2012

Mr. Xi Goes to Iowa
Global Food for Thought Blog, Roger Thurow - February 17, 2012

Law enforcement to downtown workers: 'Calm down' about NATO, G8 
WBEZ, Alex Keefe - February 16, 2012

Scaling the Chicago Summits
The Midwesterner Blog, Richard Longworth - February 16, 2012

NATO chief: Greek crisis opportunity for defence reform
Public Service Europe, Daniel Mason - February 16, 2012

After a Reassessment, NATO Resumes Sending Detainees to Afghanistan Jails
The New York Times, Alissa J. Rubin - February 15, 2012

G20 Priorities: Advance Sustainable Development, Bolster Fragile States
Council on Foreign Relations, Stewart M. Patrick - February 14, 2012

U.S. aims for Afghan talks breakthrough at May summit
Reuters, [No author listed] - February 8, 2012

The Chicago Summits
The Midwesterner Blog, Richard Longworth - February 8, 2012

Cities that hosted major events say major push is needed to get G-8 money
Chicago Tribune – February 8, 2012

Law banning public audio recordings under scrutiny in Illinois ahead of NATO, G8 summits
Chicago Tribune (AP) – February 6, 2012

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