Leaders from the 28 nations that make up the North Atlantic Treaty Organization descend on Chicago in May. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is having a series of events in the run up to the NATO and G-8 summits. Ivo Daalder, the U.S.
In May, Chicago will host the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit. NATO members are expected to discuss a range of issues, including its role in Afghanistan. NATO-trained Afghan forces have begun to take the lead on security in the country, and that transition is on tra
As rebels assume more control of Libya, U.S. media coverage seems to be moving away from its initial criticism of the international military effort. But back in June, the House of Representatives voted by a wide margin against authorizing continued military operations in Libya.
Syria bolstered security around the U.S. embassy in Damascus after Monday’s attack by a pro-government mob on the compound drew worldwide rebuke. After weeks of restrained U.S. reaction to Syria’s brutal crackdown on democracy protestors, diplomatic exchanges between the countries are now tense.
The head of the Chicago police union says the city is not ready to host two major summits that would bring both international leaders and protestors. Michael Shields, the president of the Chicago police union, said summits like the G-8 and NATO bring a "bunch of wild, anti-globalist anarchists."