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Globalization and the Midwest

by Joanna Klonsky

With four weeks to go before the U.S. presidential election, 200 business leaders, academics and government officials gathered in Chicago this week to launch the Global Midwest Initiative, an effort to examine the “impact on and response of the Midwest to globalization,” according to Marshall Bouton, president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

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Morning Update: Cutting Carbon Emissions

by campaign2008

Both presidential candidates spoke at the Clinton Global Initiative conference on Thursday. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) stressed the need to limit carbon emissions. “To make the great turn away from carbon-emitting fuels, we will need all the inventive genius of which America is capable,” he said. “We will need as well an economy strong enough to support our nation’s great shift toward clean energy.”

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A Sobering Foreign Policy Landscape

by Robert McMahon, Editor CFR.org

Picking up where it left off last week in Denver, CFR today convened a panel on foreign policy on the sidelines of the GOP convention in Minneapolis that reinforced the difficulties facing a new administration. Here’s a brief look at the discussion on some of the vexing issues:

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In Berlin, Obama Calls for New Global Partnership

by Joanna Klonsky

In a major speech Thursday at Berlin’s Victory Column, Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) recounted the historic relationship between the United States and Europe and said the “burdens of global citizenship” will continue to bind the two powers together. A “true partnership” between Europe and the United States will require “sharing the burdens of development and diplomacy; of progress and peace,” Obama said. Read more »

Clinton Suspends Campaign

by Joanna Klonsky

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) suspended her candidacy for the Democratic nominationClinton large June 7 . Clinton, who had advanced farther than any woman presidential candidate in U.S. history, sought throughout the campaign season to distinguish her foreign policy agenda from that of her main opponent, Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL).

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Quote of the Day

by campaign2008

“We can’t afford more of the same timid politics when the future of our planet is at stake. We are already breaking records with the intensity of our storms, the number of foresObamat fires, and the periods of drought. By 2050, famine could force more than 250 million from their homes. And if we do nothing, sea levels will rise high enough to swallow large portions of every coastal city and town.”

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