2010 was one of the deadliest years on record for coral reefs. The Caribbean Sea just outside the Cancún climate conference offers evidence of global warming's negative effect.
12/06/2010 09:30 am
In Pictures Best of Monitor Photography 2010 International
In his public disagreement with Karzai at the NATO summit in Lisbon, Obama gave a hint of his inclination to act unilaterally for US interests. He needs to reveal more of his reasoning.
11/22/2010 01:55 pm
In Pictures The Art of the Americas Wing at the MFA
As Obama presses for on a free-trade deal with Korea, where does the tea party stand? Polls say tea partyers do not favor trade pacts, but for many of their allies in Congress, it's a new issue.
11/10/2010 09:32 pm
Obama will press for countries at the G20 summit to adopt measures for addressing trade imbalances. Also, the Obama administration recently stepped up talks with South Korea on modifying the free trade agreement with the US.
11/10/2010 04:21 pm
The foreign policy front, including the issues of trade and arms control, could present opportunities for Obama to boost his standing with the US electorate. But pitfalls and challenges also loom.
11/04/2010 07:05 pm
Japan's move to devalue the yen and China's continued currency manipulation show a global drive to grow economies with more exports. Will Obama be just as tough in boosting US exports and creating jobs?
09/15/2010 04:07 pm
Obama moves to ratify free trade agreements with Colombia, South Korea, and Panama.
09/07/2010 04:50 pm
A Christian Science perspective.
09/03/2010 09:05 am