For President Barack Obama, hosting the NATO summit in his hometown of Chicago is an opportunity to boost his diplomatic credentials during his re-election campaign.
Andy Thayer is no stranger to controversy. He’s had a key role in organizing protests in Chicago.
France has been a reluctant partner in the NATO mission in Afghanistan.
Greece went bankrupt last year, highlighting decades of central government mismanagement.
This year, NATO grabbed headlines for its active intervention in Libya, a non-member state in North Africa.
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is the only foreign policy think tank in Chicago.
As some business leaders expressed concern about the summits, the city hired security firm Hillard Heintze, which will meet weekly with the business community.