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President Biden's Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy


An expert panel assesses how the United States can work with allies in the Indo-Pacific to realize the Biden Administration’s vision in the region.

Antony Blinken delivers remarks on the Biden administration's Indo-Pacific strategy

The Sahel and Western Military Assistance in Africa


A panel of experts explore the West’s changing military presence in Africa’s Sahel region and what it could mean for peace and stability across the continent.

French and Chadian peacekeepers talk at the Minusma peacekeeping base in Kidal, Mali

Past Events

World Review: Biden’s First Year, European Instability, and Ukraine


Every Friday, Ivo Daalder talks with reporters from some of the world’s leading media outlets to get their perspectives on emerging global stories and how they might unfold.

Biden gives speech

Russia and Ukraine - What's Next?


As tensions continue to grow over Russia's military build-up close to its border with Ukraine, what might be President Putin’s next move—and is there still hope for de-escalation?

President Biden holds virtual talks with Russia's President Vladimir Putin and other officials during a secure video call from the Situation Room at the White House

Commentary & Analysis

Biden Admin Weighs More Military Support for Ukraine

Video Series
Featured Video

Secretary Blinken’s meeting with Russian Minister Lavrov suggest that there is “at least some possibility of having a diplomatic opening,” Council President Ivo Daalder tells CNN.

Screen shot of Ivo Daalder speaking with Alisyn Camerota and Victor Blackwell on CNN.
US Foreign Policy

Vladimir Putin's Deepest Fear Is the Freedom of Russia's Neighbors

In the News
Financial Times
Ivo H. Daalder

“An end to NATO enlargement or withdrawing forces from the east will not stop Putin. Only full support of Ukraine can do that,” writes Ivo Daalder in the Financial Times.

Vladimir Putin sits in profile at a table in front of white and gold curtains in meetings with Iran.
Global Politics


Republicans and Democrats Split on China Policy

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Chicago Council Survey data reveals growing concern across party lines about China's economic and military power.

President Biden and Xi Jinping shaking hands in front of flags in 2013.
Lintao Zhang
Public Opinion

As Nuclear Clock Ticks, US Public Prefers Diplomacy with Iran

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

While the public would prefer diplomacy with Iran, they are not taking more aggressive options off the table.

World leaders gather at a table in Vienna for talks to resume the JCPOA.
Public Opinion


Kjell Engelbrekt 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Security
Council expert Kjell Engelbrekt