If you’re paying any attention to the news, you know that this week marks 100 days into the Obama administration. While some media is downplaying its significance in light of other events, almost everyone is talking about it.
Given Obama’s high approval ratings – as high as 69% by some counts – most reports are providing a largely positive analysis of his first 100 days.
Some of our highlights?
• Made public statements with Russian President Medvedev of intentions to negotiate a successor to START by the end of 2009.
• Committed to “immediately and aggressively” pursue ratification of a Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty;
• Sent a video message to the people and leaders of Iran, indicating a willingness for dialogue between the two countries.
• Stated intention to host a Global Summit on Nuclear Security within the next year and secure all vulnerable nuclear material around the world within four years.