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Public Opinion and Foreign Policy – Does It Matter, and If So, How?


Students within the Associated Colleges of the Midwest joined a conversation with Council experts to explore a foreign policy strategy that addresses Midwestern audiences' priorities.

Biden in front of a screen at a climate summit.
White House

Continue the Conversation: The Legacy of America's Longest War


Following the public program “The Legacy of America’s Longest War,” Sponsor-level members and above are invited to “Continue the Conversation” with Council experts on the current and future realities in Afghanistan.


Commentary & Analysis

Putin's Place in Russian History

In the News
iHeartRadio's Beyond the Beltway
Paul Poast

Does Nord Stream 2 change Putin’s plans? Paul Poast points to lessons learned throughout Russia's history to answer in Beyond the Beltway with Bruce DuMont.

Sign for Nord Stream 2 pipeline in a field in Germany.
US Foreign Policy

Dutch and American Publics Wary of China's Growth

Running Numbers by Meghan Bradley

Dutch and American publics do not see China’s economic growth as beneficial and view the country as a security threat.

A view of the Damrak street, an avenue at the centre of Amsterdam, running between Amsterdam Centraal in the north and Dam Square.
Public Opinion


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


Joshua Busby 

Nonresident Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
Nonresident Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy expert Joshua Busby

Daniel W. Drezner 

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