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In Russia, Navalny Inspires Respect for Some, Indifference for Most

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Surveys from the Chicago Council and the Levada Analytical Center show that Russians are generally indifferent to Navalny's actions, and more suspect that he staged his own poisoning or it was a "provocation from the West" than believe the Russian government targeted him.

a painting of Alexei Navalny on a wall
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Public Opinion

Greatest Threat: Democrats Say White Nationalism, Republicans Say China

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

New survey data shows a partisan divide on what Americans believe is the greatest threat to the United States: Democrats rank violent white nationalist groups the highest, while Republicans list China as the greatest threat.

Left: Multiple white nationalist groups march to McIntire Park in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. Right: People wave with the Chinese flag before the a meeting of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, June 1, 2017.
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Public Opinion

Farmers on the Front Line: Agriculture's Role in Fighting Climate Change

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Report

Climate change is wreaking havoc on agriculture and food security both in the US and abroad. In collaboration with the Farm Journal Foundation, the Council provides recommendations that are targeted both domestically and internationally.

Food and Agriculture

SolarWinds Hack: Americans Prefer Sanctions over Retaliatory Cyberattack against Russia

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Dina Smeltz and Brendan Helm analyze new public opinion data showing there is partisan agreement on how best to respond to the recent Russian hack.

Computer hardware
Michael Dziedzic
Public Opinion

Preventing Nuclear Proliferation and Reassuring America's Allies

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

A task force, cochaired by Chuck Hagel, Malcolm Rifkind, and Kevin Rudd with Ivo Daalder, argues that fraying American alliances and a rapidly changing security environment have shaken America’s nuclear security guarantees and threaten the 50-year-old nuclear nonproliferation regime.

Then US Vice President Joe Biden visits Observation Post Ouellette inside the DMZ, the military border separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom in 2013.
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Defense and Security

Americans Expect Temporary Drop in US Influence Due to Capitol Attack

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Dina Smeltz and Brendan Helm analyze public opinion data showing while most Americans think US democracy is still functioning, they believe it has been either temporarily or permanently weakened.

REUTERS
REUTERS
Public Opinion

Divisions on US-China Policy: Opinion Leaders and the Public

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Craig Kafura, Dina Smeltz, Joshua Busby, Joshua D. Kertzer, Jonathan Monten, and Jordan Tama analyze recent surveys of foreign policy professionals and the American public on the degree of threat posed by China and how the United States should respond.

A US dollar banknote featuring American founding father Benjamin Franklin and a China's yuan banknote featuring late Chinese chairman Mao Zedong are seen among US and Chinese flags.
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Public Opinion

Democrats, Republicans Support Alliances, Disagree on International Organizations

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Karl Friedhoff

While Americans of all political stripes remain committed to allies and alliances, the public is divided along partisan lines on the value of international organizations.

US, NATO and Britain flags fly at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels.
Reuters
US Foreign Policy

Rebuilding the Midwest's Infrastructure

RESEARCH
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.

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