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Events

The Evolution of China-US Relations in 2021

Virtual

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
Reuters
Jan
21

The Fed's Outlook as Vaccine Rollout Shifts into High Gear

Virtual
Global Economy Series

Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan weighs in on the possibility of a global economic recovery as more people around the world receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

Vials with a sticker reading, "COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only" are seen in front of a displayed U.S. dollar banknote with George Washington and a printed mask
Reuters
Feb
1

Commentary & Analysis

Chicago: Embracing Refugees for the Good of All

BLOG
Global Insight by Suzanne Akhras Sahloul

Suzanne Akhras Sahloul discusses the positive impact of refugees and immigrants on communities in Chicago.

Immigration and Migration

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.

Reuters
Global Politics

Research

Rebuilding the Midwest's Infrastructure

RESEARCH
Report by Multiple Authors

Driving equitable economic recovery in a world reshaped by COVID-19

Midwestern bridge
Global Cities

Republicans, Democrats Split on Increasing US Defense Budget

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

Overall, Americans prefer to maintain defense spending. But Democrats, younger people, and those with a college education prefer cuts, while Republicans prefer expansion.

soldiers from the US army complete drills
US Army
Public Opinion

Experts

John Austin 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Midwest
Council expert John Austin