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Joseph C. Wilson Endorses Hillary Clinton in BaltSun op-ed

The former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV penned an endorsement for Hillary Clinton in today's Baltimore Sun.  He officially came out in favor of the New York Senator in July of 2007. But the column is likely a byproduct of Clinton's need for a boost in the very close primary races, and Wilson's penchant writing […]

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"Our Biggest National Security Problem"

David Ignatius, columnist for the Washington Post, offered an interesting perspective on foreign attitudes in the wake of Super Tuesday.   As he put it: As I travel, I sense that the world has a big stake in what's going to happen [in the U.S. elections].  I’ve never seen people as angry at the United States […]

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On Tour: Foreign Journalists

The U.S. State Department regularly brings groups of foreign journalists to the United States on study tours. At any time of year, in any year, there's a lot to study in the U.S., and these visits are among the State Department's more successful public diplomacy activities. But this year, bringing a group of journalists to […]

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Overseas Reaction to Super Tuesday

Last Thursday, Public Radio International broadcast (or click here) a very interesting discussion of the overseas reaction to the Super Tuesday primaries. National Public Radio's Tom Reagan also gathered some reporting on the US election in foreign countries on NPR's blog. Here are a few others to build on it. A London Times analysis calls super Tuesday's results […]

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"We Are All Captivated"

Super Tuesday brought a wave a foreign commentary, most of it positive, on the U.S. campaign and candidates.  One of the most interesting was Timothy Garton Ash's piece in The Guardian.  For Garton Ash, the remarkable degree of world-wide attention to the U.S. electoral showdown pointed out a lack of such attention to U.N. and […]

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Welcome: U.S. Elections and the World

During the run-up to a U.S. Presidential election, millions of Americans become deeply involved in the political process, and millions more follow the campaign in the U.S. mass media. So complete is the U.S. focus on its election that it is easy to overlook the impact that this major event has on world opinion. In […]

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