The Chicago NATO Summit is over. The leaders of over fifty countries have left for home. However, this event has left an indelible mark on NATO and the city itself. Inside the halls of McCormick Place, a clearer security picture of Afghanistan came into view. We already knew a few things. Washington has long said … More Chicago NATO Summit Success: Inside and Out
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen spoke with the media following the Summit’s first meeting of the heads of state. Syria: “NATO has no intention to intervene in Syria.” We must assume then that NATO believes that Kofi Annan’s less than 300 monitors can manage a ceasefire in a country almost as large as Texas! Turkey must … More NATO Highlights Day One
Afghanistan is definitely going to be the big issue for the Chicago NATO Summit. The new president of France Francois Holland announced to President Obama that he would be removing French troops by the end of 2012. While this is not a big deal in terms of troop contributions, it is ever more important to … More NATO Updates
Chicago: America’s Barcelona I want to address an issue I am hearing a lot about. I believe this NATO conference can make a huge impact on Chicago’s tourism and development. This is something I have studied for a long time. As an undergraduate at Northwestern, I wrote my political science honors thesis on mega-events. Admittedly, … More NATO’s Here and Yes This is Great News!
Thanks to an anonymous underpaid staffer at the Sun-Times, we now have a great facebook of the leaders coming to the NATO Summit this Saturday. Did you know Zeljko Komsic, President of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has an average monthly net salary of just $550? How about that Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan, has his photograph shown at the end of the … More The Facebook of NATO
Great article on what will hopefully be just the first trained Somali troops going back to fight Al Shabab. Hundreds of Somalis complete military training: Heading home to boost the forces fighting Al Shabaab..
Chicago is second only to New York among American cities according to measures of ‘Global Clout‘. This according to a recent index based on cities’ results to five surveys related to global city power. This places it ahead of more populous Los Angeles! It is also ahead of Washington, DC, perhaps the world’s greatest hub … More Chicago a Global Powerhouse