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Obama’s Speech Closes NATO Summit, Sets Agenda for Afghanistan and Pakistan

Obama’s Speech Closes NATO Summit, Sets Agenda for Afghanistan and Pakistan

President Barack Obama thanked Chicago for hosting the NATO Summit, explained the exit strategy for Afghanistan and answered questions about international and domestic policy at a closing press conference at the NATO Summit Monday afternoon. President Obama expressed pride in his city and praised the summit as a “great showcase” for Chicago. He thanked Chicagoans […]

Former U.S. General Calls for Problem Solving in Pakistan

With NATO pondering its future in Afghanistan, former U.S. General James Jones said Monday at a NATO-related gathering that there cannot be an active solution for Afghanistan without solving the unrest in Pakistan. Appearing at a NATO-related conference for young international professionals, Jones said the fate of the two nations are directly intertwined. Jones, a […]

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“Shadow Summit” Brings Light to Afghan Women’s Issues

A “Shadow Summit” about Afghan women was held Sunday at the Swissôtel in Chicago. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright headlined the collection of panelists that included members of Congress and various women’s rights advocates from the U.S. and Middle East. “The discussion of women always seems to be an afterthought, when in fact the […]

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NATO Voices: Boston Journalist Alex Pearlman

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NATO Voices: Boston Journalist Alex Pearlman

Alex Pearlman has kohl-rimmed almond eyes and a shock of messy caramel –colored hair falling into her face. Her sheer, gauzy top barely conceals an arm of tattoos and her backpack is filled with a journalist’s essentials: Macbook Pro, smartphone, digital recorder, Marlboros. Bostonian Pearlman is visiting Chicago for the first time, covering NATO weekend […]

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Latino Leaders Gather in Chicago Before NATO

While the rest of Chicago is focused on the NATO Summit, Latino leaders are reminding the community to get out the vote. They spoke at a crowded press conference Thursday during the National Latino Congreso, a gathering of Latino leaders from across the country held in Little Village. “Let’s not fool ourselves,” said Ald. Daniel […]

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