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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

America Is Leading the World Backward

In the News
Chicago Tribune

“A series of radical rulings makes America’s exhortations about promoting democracy ring hollow,” write Senior Fellows Elizabeth Shackelford and Dina Smeltz.

Hands hold yellow signs saying "bans off our bodies" in front of a blue sky
US Foreign Policy

Globally, Negative Views of Russia Predominate

Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

The majority of countries polled in a recent 53-nation study hold negative views of Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.

A Russian flag
Igorn via Pixabay
Public Opinion


Russians and Americans Sense a New Cold War

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Russians and Americans seem to sense a global alignment of democracies versus autocracies, and both publics fear a nuclear exchange.

Fallout shelter sign on brick wall next to trees.
Public Opinion

Americans Support Ukraine—but Not with US Troops or a No-Fly Zone

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

A new poll reveals that Americans see Russia as a significant threat to US interests and support military and economic assistance to Ukraine.

Rally In Support Of Ukraine Held In New York City
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