The future of NATO

Jul 9, 2018
President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization starting on Wednesday. He’s been outspoken about his disdain for the military alliance connecting the U.S., Canada and Europe, saying that most NATO nations fail to pay their “fair share” for the common defense. Click the above audio player to hear […]

Singapore seems a wise choice for an unprecedented U.S.-North Korea summit

Jun 11, 2018
In Singapore, on the eve of the nuclear summit, they’re naming cocktails after leaders Kim and Trump. But a bit more seriously, the service sector for which Singapore is known — and one reason it was chosen — is kicking into high gear. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

In Panama, President Obama seeks economic growth

Apr 10, 2015
American foreign policy in the region is shifting.

How to make a White House Summit more than a photo op

Apr 16, 2014
The White House hosts summits on everything from healthy foods to diversity in technology. But what's the real utility of these gatherings?

Coachella Valley businesses see benefit in Presidential summit

Jun 6, 2013
Their governments may not want to publicize the cost of President Obama's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Sunnylands, but local business owners are looking forward to a mini-economic boom.
The Sunnylands compound in Coachella Valley, Calif. 
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Green generation grows up

Jun 20, 2012
Many inspired by the first Rio Earth Summit 20 years ago were just kids then. Now they are leading a new generation into the fold.

Do multinational summits actually work?

Dec 9, 2011
Some economists say today's summit will be remembered as a successful moment -- when eurozone countries met and got their act together. Katharina Gnath is an associate fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations and has studied G8 and G20 summits.

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