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Chicago: Embracing Refugees for the Good of All

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Global Insight by Suzanne Akhras Sahloul

Suzanne Akhras Sahloul discusses the positive impact of refugees and immigrants on communities in Chicago.

Immigration and Migration

Americans Condemn Capitol Riots; Reject Violence in Politics

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

Large majorities of Americans now disapprove of the attack on the US Capitol, but Democrats and Republicans disagree about what the rioters were aiming to do and what to do next.

The US Capitol behind bars
REUTERS
American Democracy

Americans Have “Three Cannots” on North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons

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Running Numbers by Karl Friedhoff

Karl Friedhoff examines the United States' nuanced understanding of policy options on North Korea’s nuclear program.

North Korea's nuclear backpack - North Korea Victory Day
Stefan Krasowski
Global Politics

How to Rethink an Equitable Post-Pandemic City

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Global Insight by Rachel Abrams

Cities can use public spaces as a way to address structural challenges.

Several roads cross in San diego
Abraham Barrera
Global Cities

Global Public Opinion Shows Mixed Willingness to Take Vaccine

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Running Numbers by Multiple Authors

Brendan Helm, Craig Kafura, and Karl Friedhoff analyze views on COVID vaccinations, finding Americans are divided on whether to be vaccinated despite increasing availability.

vaccine syringe and bottle
Markus Spiske
Public Opinion

What Americans Make of the January 6 Chaos at the Capitol

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

Polls show an American public deeply divided along partisan lines in their interpretation of the events, who is to blame, and what should be done as a result. 

Pro-Trump rally prior to insurrection at US Capitol
REUTERS
American Democracy

We Need Vaccines to Protect Our Food Crops, Too

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Global Food for Thought by Diana Horvath

In the battle between pathogen and host—whether a human or food crop—it’s often a deadly race to see who wins.

Wheat rust
Kansas State University
Food and Agriculture

Wrap-Up of Global Public Opinion on Issues that Defined 2020

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Running Numbers by Multiple Authors

Dina Smeltz, Craig Kafura, Karl Friedhoff, Brendan Helm, and Alexander Hitch document the ups and downs of the public mood, sharing highlights of their 2020 research.

People walk around outside in 2020
Kevin Hendersen
Public Opinion

Global Public Opinion Shows Mixed Reaction to Vaccines as Virus Surges

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Running Numbers by Multiple Authors

Although the vaccine has brought hope to many people, a new and more transmissible strain discovered in the United Kingdom has caused unease around the world.

A sign in the UK calls for residents to stay home amid a new strain of COVID-19
Matt Smart
COVID-19

Deep Dish Podcast Explains What to Watch for in 2021

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Global Insight by Brian Hanson

Many of the challenges the world faced in 2020 will continue to shape our world next year.

Washington Monument at sunrise
Ji Pak
COVID-19