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What's Mine Is Mine: Americans Hesitant about Using Nuclear Weapons to Defend Allies

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Running Numbers by Emily Sullivan

While Americans may support a retaliatory strike if the United States is attacked, Council polls reveal they oppose using nuclear forces to defend allies.

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Defense and Security

Globally, Negative Views of Russia Predominate

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

The majority of countries polled in a recent 53-nation study hold negative views of Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.

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Public Opinion

What Has the United States Sent to Ukraine so Far?

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Running Numbers by Ethan Kessler

Roughly $24 billion in military aid has been authorized for Ukraine since August—dwarfing total US assistance to the country in all previous years.

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Defense and Security

In Major Shift, Swedish Public Supports NATO Membership

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Running Numbers by Coauthors

Polling shows the Swedish public is keenly aware of the threat posed by Russia and favors a strong policy response to the invasion of Ukraine.

Sweden and NATO flags
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Defense and Security

Americans Recognize Cyber Threats, but Are Divided on Best Response

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Running Numbers by Zachary Leffel

Public opinion polling shows a lack of consensus about where cyberattacks fall within the escalatory ladder of conventional warfare.

Broken Ethernet cable in front of green binary code and words "cyber security"
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Science, Technology and Innovation

Ukrainians Unwilling to Give up National Territory

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Running Numbers by Emily Sullivan

While Ukrainians may be willing to give up on the idea of NATO membership, they will not accept their government ceding territory to Russia.

Ukrainian troops are pictured near the eastern Ukrainian town of Seversk
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Public Opinion

US Public Views Saudi Relationship as One of Necessity

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Running Numbers by Emily Sullivan

While government officials reaffirm the importance of the US-Saudi relationship, the American public expresses generally chilly feelings towards Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman meets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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Public Opinion

Anti-West Views Peak Among Russians Over 60

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Old habits die hard for Russian elders, but younger Russians may be beginning to look West.

Destroyed wall of a building from Russia with the number (year) 1917, sickle and hammer.
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Partisan Divides on China Continue to Grow

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

Republicans are more concerned about China's rise than ever before.

Soldiers of People's Liberation Army (PLA) are seen before a giant screen as Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks
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Japanese More Confident than Americans in US Power

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

New Chicago Council-Japan Institute of International Affairs data find the Japanese public has greater confidence in US economic and military power than do Americans.

Washington Monument seen through Japanese cherry blossoms.
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