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Russian Hack on US Requires Global Action

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

Cyber risk expert Jody Westby and host Brian Hanson examine the Biden administration's options on cyber policy.

News conference at the Department of Justice in Washington
Reuters
Defense and Security

Council Experts Offer President Biden Foreign Policy Advice

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Global Insight by The Council

From the COVID-19 vaccine to US foreign policy, our experts share their recommendations for the new administration. 

Field of flags on President Biden's inauguration day
REUTERS
US Foreign Policy

Donald Trump’s Dismal Legacy in East Asia

In the News
The National Interest
Paul Heer

The Trump administration helped fuel the worst downward spiral in US-China relations since diplomatic normalization more than forty years ago.

Chinese Flag
US Foreign Policy

How Joe Biden Can Restore America’s Standing Abroad

In the News
The National Interest
Paul Heer

Before the United States can reliably rebuild its international power and influence, it must heal itself by getting COVID under control, reviving economic prosperity, and moving beyond the bitterly divided politics of the Trump presidency.

President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden at the Washington Monument
Global Politics

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

Iran May be Biden’s First Foreign Policy Challenge

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

The United States' strategy towards Iran must include more than just returning to the Iran nuclear agreement, our Deep Dish guests argue.

Supreme leader display seen at Baharestan Square in Tehran
REUTERS
US Foreign Policy

Europe’s Problems will Persist, Even with Biden in the White House

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Ivo H. Daalder

Europe is right that Biden’s election offers an opportunity to build a strong and enduring partnership — but success will require Europe to be strong, united and committed in that very effort as well.

President-elect Biden's ancestral home in Ireland
PA Images
Global Politics

A Democracy Summit Is Not What the Doctor Ordered

In the News
Foreign Affairs
Multiple Experts

A new administration may find that the summit overloads its circuits at a demanding time.

NATO Alliance summit in Watford
REUTERS
US Foreign Policy

Subnational Diplomacy can Bolster American Soft Power Abroad

In the News
The Hill
Matthew Abbott

Better training and coordination between officials at all levels of government will give subnational diplomacy the chance to bolster American soft power abroad while boosting trade and foreign direct investment at home.

Chinese flags in Tiananmen Square
Zachary Keimig
Global Cities

On Day 1, Biden Should End Trump’s Vaccine Nationalism

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Ivo H. Daalder

Operation Warp Speed is focused solely on developing and distributing vaccines for the US population, but Americans won’t truly be safe until everyone is safe, argues Council President Ivo Daalder.

President Elect Biden waves in front of US flag.
Reuters
COVID-19