debt-ceiling http://kbia.org en How the US debt-ceiling crisis affected America's foreign standing http://kbia.org/post/how-us-debt-ceiling-crisis-affected-americas-foreign-standing <p></p><div>Foreign countries were generally puzzled by the U.S. government’s partial shutdown and its flirtation with the debt ceiling. With the debt authorization deadline fast approaching, the newspaper Le Monde’s front-page story had this headline, referring to France’s favorite founding father: “Jefferson, wake up, they’ve gone crazy.”&nbsp;</div><div> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 02:01:18 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & David Reed 42696 at http://kbia.org How the US debt-ceiling crisis affected America's foreign standing