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?
Climate change in Columbia is causing severe water shortages. As often happens, the poorest and most vulnerable people are the most affected. Check out this video from the UN about how the indigenous Wayuu people are struggling to maintain their livelihoods amidst ecological and political challenges.
The UN and Haitian officials are rushing to prepare for Hurricane Tomas. The United States has even mustered a battleship to the area. Haiti just cannot seem to catch a break.
Two weeks from today, NATO is gathering for a major summit of its 28 member states, plus Russia. This morning, the U.S. Ambassador to NATO met with a few journalists in Washington, D.C. to preview the gathering.
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Last week, a UN compound in Afghanistan was attacked by suicide bombers. This marks about the seventh time since 2003 that the United Nations has been the target of suicide terrorism. I speak to Robert Pape, a leading authority on suicide terrorism about why the UN is emerging as a target.