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Views From Abroad: Obama’s Upcoming Visit to Myanmar

by Newsteam Staff
Soe Moe, a supporter of President Obama, and a man hold T-shirts with images of Obama in their office in Yangon November 16, 2012. (Soe Zeya Tun/Courtesy Reuters) Soe Moe, a supporter of President Obama, and a man hold T-shirts with images of Obama in their office in Yangon November 16, 2012. (Soe Zeya Tun/Courtesy Reuters)

In this week’s Views, we head to Myanmar, where President Obama will be making a historic visit next week. In the Democratic Voice of Burma, Zaw Nay Aung writes that it’s a disgrace for Obama to visit while hundreds of political prisoners remain jailed: Read more »

Views From Abroad: World Reacts to Obama’s Win

by Newsteam Staff
A man carries balloons for sale during Eid al-Adha festival in Karachi October 27, 2012. (Athar Hussain/Courtesy Reuters) A man carries balloons for sale during Eid al-Adha festival in Karachi October 27, 2012. (Athar Hussain/Courtesy Reuters)

In this week’s Views we head to Pakistan, where  Aziz-ud-Din Ahmad writes in Pakistan Today that “Unless Pakistan and US manage to remove the deep seated suspicions they entertain about one another, there is little likelihood of any significant improvement in their relations. The relations may in fact further deteriorate.” He also says of President Asif Zardari and his challenger Imran Khan in the upcoming election that: Read more »

Views From Abroad: India, Israel, Latin America

by Newsteam Staff
Women pray during the Hindu festival of Karva Chauth inside a temple in Chandigarh, India November 2, 2012. (Ajay Verma/Courtesy Reuters) Women pray during the Hindu festival of Karva Chauth inside a temple in Chandigarh, India November 2, 2012. (Ajay Verma/Courtesy Reuters)

In the final Views post before Election Day, we head to India, where Rengaraj Viswanathan writes in the Merco Press that the U.S. election is no longer the “most watched show in the global theater,” and the transition of power in China is now watched with equal interest, both by Indians and citizens of other nations. Read more »

Views From Abroad: China and a Roundup of Debate Opinions

by Newsteam Staff
Shaolin martial arts students perform in the opening ceremony of the 9th Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival in Zhengzhou October 21, 2012. (China Daily/Courtesy Reuters) Shaolin martial arts students perform in the opening ceremony of the 9th Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival in Zhengzhou October 21, 2012. (China Daily/Courtesy Reuters)

In this week’s Views, we head to China, where Wu Qianli writes for Caixin Media about what he sees as a lack of attention given to Asian-Americans by both President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney: Read more »

Views From Abroad: Africans Blog About U.S. Elections

by Newsteam Staff
A truck driver prepares for evening prayers as trucks queue up at a border crossing in Noe, Ivory Coast September 24, 2012. (Thierry Gouegnon/Courtesy Reuters) A truck driver prepares for evening prayers as trucks queue up at a border crossing in Noe, Ivory Coast September 24, 2012. (Thierry Gouegnon/Courtesy Reuters)

In this week’s Views, we head to the Ivory Coast, where Venance Konan writes for Le Temps that Africans from several countries have mixed reviews of President Obama. Read more »

Views From Abroad: Israel’s Effect on the Campaign

by Newsteam Staff
A Jewish worshipper leans on the stones of the Western Wall during prayers July 29, 2012. (Baz Ratner/Courtesy Reuters) A Jewish worshipper leans on the stones of the Western Wall during prayers July 29, 2012. (Baz Ratner/Courtesy Reuters)

On this week’s Views from Abroad, we head to Israel, where two hot topics are Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s U.S. visit and GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s leaked comments on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Read more »

Views from Abroad: A Mexican Take on the GOP Platform

by Newsteam Staff
A marker on the road signifies the border line between the United States and Mexico at the border crossing in San Ysidro, Mexico September 27, 2011. (Mike Blake/Courtesy Reuters) A marker on the road signifies the border line between the United States and Mexico at the border crossing in San Ysidro, Mexico September 27, 2011. (Mike Blake/Courtesy Reuters)

On this week’s Views, we head to Mexico for another guest post. This time we have Miguel Escobar Valdez, a consul general for Mexico based in Arizona and a member of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI), another institution participating in CFR’s initiative to connect foreign policy institutes from around the world. Read more »

Views From Abroad: Romney, Poland, and the Russia Question

by Toni Johnson
A Polish soldier stands by the monument dedicated to the victims of Katyn, Russian forest where thousands of Polish officers were executed in 1940, in Warsaw, September 17, 2007. (Peter Andrews/Courtesy Reuters) A Polish soldier stands by the monument dedicated to the victims of Katyn, Russian forest where thousands of Polish officers were executed in 1940, in Warsaw, September 17, 2007. (Peter Andrews/Courtesy Reuters)

In this week’s Views, we have a guest post from Bartosz Wiśniewski, a research fellow at the Polish Institute of International Affairs, an institution participating in CFR’s initiative to connect foreign policy institutes from around the world. Read more »

Views From Abroad: A South African Take on the U.S. Race

by Toni Johnson
Cityscape of Cape Town in South Africa, February 17, 2010. (Courtesy Reuters) Cityscape of Cape Town in South Africa, February 17, 2010. (Courtesy Reuters)

On this weeks’ Views, we head to South Africa. In an interview with CFR’s Bernard Gwertzman, Moeletsi Mbeki, a prominent political economist and brother of former South African President Thabo Mbeki, offers his perspective on campaign 2012. He says South Africans feel a “special relationship” with the Democratic Party for its history of support for the anti-apartheid movement and are favorable toward President Obama because of his commitment to democracy in Africa: Read more »

Views from Abroad: Germany Says USA Now More European

by Toni Johnson
Soccer fans in Berlin June 22, 2012 (Tobias Schwarz/Courtesy Reuters) Soccer fans in Berlin June 22, 2012 (Tobias Schwarz/Courtesy Reuters)

On this week’s Views, we head again to Germany where Der Spiegel offers a roundup of German media views on last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, some which relate directly to the U.S. campaign. Read more »