The Shutdown: 3 International Issues Being Disrupted

John Kerry

While the U.S. government may have shutdown for the moment, the rest of the world certainly hasn’t. President Obama — his hands full dealing with the spending bill stand-off and the impending national debt limit — has Secretary of State John Kerry acting as his proxy in international matters in Asia.

According to Reuters, Kerry acknowledges that the current situation in congress is “an example of the robustness of our democracy,” but posits concerns that a continued impasse would introduce doubts internationally and lead to missed opportunities in important issues. In fact, three particular international situations are in danger of being affected, or already have been.