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What Do Russians Think about the Relationship with China?

In the News
The Diplomat
Craig Kafura

Craig Kafura explains in the Diplomat how Sino-Russian ties are bolstered by deepening support from the Russian public according to the latest Chicago Council data.

Xi Jinping and Putin walking near stairs.
Reuters
Public Opinion

September 11 Attacks' Impact, 20 Years Later

In the News
Wharton Business Daily, SiriusXM
Ivo H. Daalder

Council President Ivo Daalder joins host Dan Loney on Wharton Business Daily to discuss the impact of 9/11 over the last 20 years.

9-11 memorial NYC
REUTERS
Global Politics

Fixing Our Bureaucracy Would Have Saved Afghan Lives

In the News
The Hill
Elizabeth Shackelford

"It may be too late for many of our Afghan allies, but we owe it to those we failed before and those who serve us in the future to fix this broken system," the Council's Elizabeth Shackelford writes with immigration lawyer Craig Richardson.

Afghans show documents to US troops in Kabul
REUTERS
Immigration and Migration

We Are Still at War, and the Costs Remain High for Some

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

"Years of mounting civilian deaths, with little acknowledgment, apology or recourse, have directly undermined our efforts to fight terrorism," writes Senior Fellow Elizabeth Shackelford.

smoke with children in foreground
REUTERS
US Foreign Policy

Support for Taiwan Among US Public Increases: Poll

In the News
Taiwan Plus
Craig Kafura

New polls find that 52 percent of Americans now favor sending US troops to defend Taiwan if China invades. Craig Kafura talks to Taiwan Plus about what this means.

Screenshot of Craig Kafura speaking with Yin Khvat on Taiwan Plus.
Taiwan Plus
Public Opinion

The End of America's Longest War

In the News
WGN Chicago
Ivo H. Daalder

Council President Ivo Daalder discusses the end of the war in Afghanistan with WGN's Paul Lisnek.

WGN-9 Chicago
US Foreign Policy

I Know Firsthand How Ugly a Wartime Evacuation Really Is

In the News
Politico
Elizabeth Shackelford

"There is no graceful way to flee a country at war," writes Elizabeth Shackelford. She saw this firsthand in South Sudan and notes what critics today are missing.

Silhouette of soldiers lining up to board a plane.
U.S. Africa Command
US Foreign Policy

Extending the North Korea Travel Ban Is a Missed Opportunity

In the News
Responsible Statecraft
Matthew Abbott

On September 1, the Biden administration quietly extended Trump-era limitations that make US passports invalid for travel to, in, or through North Korea. The Council’s Matthew Abbott writes in Responsible Statecraft how “extending these restrictions is a missed opportunity to remove an obstacle to principled engagement and humanitarian exchange with North Korea.”

Children from North Korea's elite performing arts school wave to the audience in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang
REUTERS
US Foreign Policy

As US Military Leaves Kabul, Many Americans, Afghans Remain

In the News
WTTW
Ivo H. Daalder

Catch Council President Ivo Daalder on WTTW's Chicago Tonight discussing what the evacuation from Afghanistan means for US and NATO allies.

Ivo Daalder with Paris Schultz on WTTW Tonight screen shot
WTTW Chicago Tonight
US Foreign Policy

Withdrawal from The "Forever War"

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CBC News (Canada)
Elizabeth Shackelford

Ahead of President Biden's address on August 31, Elizabeth Shackelford joins Ben Roswell on CBC News to discuss the US’s completed withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Screen shot of Elizabeth Shackelford speaking on CBC Canada.
CBC News Canada
US Foreign Policy