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How Globally Minded Will the New U.S. Congress Be?

It is fair to say that today’s election is not going to turn on foreign policy.  Still, the group of lawmakers voted into office today will have a set of global issues vying for their attention. So how does the slate of candidates up for election today fare on those issues?

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Americans: Still Very Much in Favor the UN

Don’t believe the hype.  New polling data shows that a strong majority of Americans have a favorable image of the United Nations.  And even in the heat of an election season, warm feelings for the UN are bi-partisan.

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Will Scientists’ Call For Climate Action Fall on Negotiators’ Deaf Ears?

With only days remaining until diplomats are due to arrive in Tianjin for the final round of climate negotiations before the Cancun summit, scientists have provided a grim reminder of how little progress governments have made in addressing the threat of climate change.

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American Consumers Aren’t Buying Climate Action

A few high-profile American executives shared their perspectives on sustainable business. They offered a first-hand view of government shortcomings, the powers and limitations of private sector action, and the role US citizens have played in stymieing the global climate talks.

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The Obama Agenda at the United Nations

President Obama’s official agenda for the UN Summit will be released sometime on Friday. On Wednesday, at an address at Johns Hopkins School, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Esther Brimmer gave a thematic overview of the issues and messages that the United States will be pushing next week.

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It’s May 2013, President Bolton Just Completed his first 100 days in Office

So John Bolton is considering a vanity run at the White House. What if he wins? Imagine, for a moment, that it is May 2013.  President Bolton has been in office for 100 days.  What would a John Bolton agenda look like?

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