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Obama's Uncommon Commitment to Global Development

obama_vftc.jpgThe security and well-being of each and every American is tied to the security and well-being of those who live beyond our borders, according to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. The theme of global interdependence is the bedrock of Obama's new strategy for America's engagement in the world, in which global development matters, a lot.

Can "Vanity" Lead to Global "Fair"ness?

Can “Vanity” Lead to Global “Fair”ness?The July edition of Vanity Fair guest edited by Bono puts Africa and global development back on newsstands around the country. Americans can choose from one of twenty different covers featuring prominent people--from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Oprah Winfrey, George W.