Hagel: 'Historic Opportunity' for International Cooperation

    Today's global challenges offer historic opportunities, Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) said at a July 29, 2008, event co-sponsored by the World Bank and Devex in Washington, D.C. "We are limited only by our own abilities to frame" the issues we tackle, he noted, adding that "institutions of common interest" should be "revitalized."

    About the author

    • Mark Maathuis

      Mark Maathuis worked as an international correspondent for United Press International and reported for several Dutch magazines and Web sites on American politics, the "war on terror" and legal issues. He holds two master's degrees, one in journalism from American University and the other in civil law from Leiden University. Mark joined Devex in November 2007 as a fellow in our Washington, D.C., office and continued to contribute to our Web site the following year. He is a native speaker of Dutch, fluent in English, proficient in French and German, and speaks basic Italian.