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The Evolution of China-US Relations in 2021


A panel of senior American and Chinese scholars share their perspectives on what lies ahead for the world’s most significant bilateral relationship.

A woman adjusts a Chinese national flag next to US national flags

Commentary & Analysis

Biden Can End the War on Terror on Day One

In the News
The American Prospect
Elizabeth Shackelford

Elizabeth Shackelford discusses how President-elect Joe Biden might work with Congress on military activity.

President Bush signs the Resolution Authorizing Force Against Iraq
Defense and Security

Will the World Still Look to America as a Champion of Democracy?

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Ivo H. Daalder

Council President Ivo Daalder, former US ambassador to NATO, examines how the events at the US Capitol influence US standing abroad.

Global Politics


Republicans, Democrats Divided over Federal Spending Priorities

Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

While Americans support federal spending on education, healthcare, and Social Security, there partisan divides on other key issues.

A large pile of US dollars
Sharon McCutcheon
Public Opinion

Conducting City Diplomacy: A Survey of International Engagement in 47 Cities

Report by Multiple Authors

The impact of global challenges such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic manifests most acutely in urban settings, rendering cities essential players on the global stage. 

Aerial view of the city of Chicago and its lakefront
Haseeb Hussain
Global Cities


Daniel W. Drezner 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
Council expert Daniel W. Drezner