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China's Rise and Reach: The Belt and Road City


Belt and Road cities are likely to shape patterns of globalization in the 21st century, making an understanding of their dynamics and effects vital.

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Dimitry Anikin

Past Events

The Future of the Space Economy


Concurrent with the planned launch date of Inspiration4, a panel of experts and the SpaceX civilian astronauts discuss the new space industry.

SpaceX Crew-1 Mission rocket on launch pad

YP Nexus: Who Will Win the Global EV Race?


The global pivot towards electrifying transport has skyrocketed in the last 10 years; by 2030, 40 percent of all new cars sold globally will be electric.

Commentary & Analysis

Globalization's Double-Edged Sword

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

Physical Infrastructure Is a Start; Human Infrastructure Must Follow

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Alexander Hitch

"To prevent an uneven recovery and further economic inequality, policies that narrow the gap between communities succeeding and those struggling must move to center stage," writes Alex Hitch.

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Chicago Tribune
Global Economy, Trade and Business


Cooperation or Coercion? The Views of US Opinion Leaders on Foreign Policy Approaches

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

The 2020 Chicago Council on Global Affairs-University of Texas at Austin survey explores to what extent Democratic, Republican, and Independent foreign policy professionals support Biden’s international agenda.

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David Strickler
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Rebuilding the Midwest's Infrastructure

Report by Coauthors

John Austin and Alexander Hitch examine policies and priorities to drive equitable economic recovery in the Midwest in a world reshaped by COVID-19.

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Global Cities


Andrea Durkin 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture
Council expert Andrea Durkin