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Support for Taiwan Among US Public Increases: Poll

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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

Was a Responsible Exit Possible in Afghanistan?

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

The Council's Elizabeth Shackelford and Virginia Tech's Amanda Demmer explain how lessons from US military evacuations in South Sudan and Vietnam resonate with the current chaos in Afghanistan.

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US Foreign Policy

Food Security and Climate Mitigation as Counterinsurgency

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Global Food for Thought by Julia Whiting

If left unmitigated, hunger- and climate change-induced suffering in both Afghanistan and Haiti will likely exacerbate current political instability and conflict.

Afghan woman receives a box of food.
Reuters
Food and Agriculture

Transforming Industrial Heartland Communities

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Our Towns Civic Foundation
John Austin

Nonresident Senior Fellow John Austin writes about what the US Industrial Heartland can teach us about American renewal and bridging political divides.

Man fishing the Ohio River in front of the Pittsburgh skyline.
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Global Cities

The End of America's Longest War

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WGN Chicago
Ivo H. Daalder

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

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US Foreign Policy

Monitoring Water Quality in the Chicago River

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Chicago Tribune
Alaina Harkness

Nonresident Fellow Alaina Harkness on how rivers are the "connective tissue" of cities, and how H2NOW monitors the health of Chicago's.

Boat headed east on the Chicago river with skyscrapers behind.
Reuters
Global Cities

I Know Firsthand How Ugly a Wartime Evacuation Really Is

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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.

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U.S. Africa Command
US Foreign Policy

Climate Famine, Seeds, and a Land Survey

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Global Food for Thought by Julia Whiting

Check out our round up of the week's top stories in food, agriculture, and global development!

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Food and Agriculture

Republicans and Democrats Support Evacuating, Relocating Afghans to the United States

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

New Chicago Council-Ipsos polling finds large, bipartisan majorities in support of evacuating and relocating to the United States their Afghan allies and others in danger from the Taliban.

Evacuees from Afghanistan Arrive at Naval Station Rota
Nathan Carpenter
Public Opinion

Globalization's Double-Edged Sword

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

While our world is more connected than ever, it's also more competitive and prone to conflict. Guest Mark Leonard explains why stronger links launched the "age of unpeace."

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Global Politics