This Week's Reads: Foreign Policy Trade-Offs in China

"China is emerging as the greatest competitor of the United States since the end of the Cold War," writes Council President Ivo Daalder. But at the same time, China is vitally important to President Trump's foreign policy priorities, including North Korea and Iran. In This Week's Reads, Daalder examines the complicated trade-offs of US foreign policy.

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Poll: Americans Support President Trump's Strike on Syria

A week after the dust settled from President Donald Trump's missile strike against Syria, a majority of Americans expressed support for the strikes, according to new Council survey data.

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Deep Dish: How Armenia Won Its Velvet Revolution

After weeks of popular protest, Armenia's Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan was replaced by opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan. On this week's Deep Dish podcast, former foreign minister of Armenia, Vartan Oskanian, along with Salpi Ghazarian, director of USC's Institute of Armenian Studies, share their eyewitness accounts of the "Velvet Revolution" and explain how it happened.

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LIVE Tonight: Gentrification - The Good, the Bad, and the Hipsters

"Gentrification" has become a dirty word used to explain an ever-growing list of urban frustrations. From Chicago's Pilsen to London's Shoreditch, it is the young, creative classes–those much-maligned "hipsters"–who are seen as harbingers of rising rents, population displacement, and changing neighborhoods. But is their vilification justified? Watch a panel of experts from across fields including architecture, urban planning, and community activism examine the heated gentrification debate. 

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Policy and Politics

The Role of America in the Age of Trump

American foreign policy has experienced dramatic changes in the transition between President Obama to President Trump. Council president Ivo Daalder joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the Chicago Stories podcast to discuss developments such as the withdrawal from the Iran Deal, trade with China, and diplomacy with North Korea and Russia.

Global Economy

China Trade War Postponed, but Trump Strategy Confusion Continues

A trade war between China and the United States was declared "on hold" over the weekend. Phil Levy writes in Forbes that it is certainly worth celebrating the avoidance of a full-blown trade war, but the compromise reached looks more like a temporary truce than a lasting resolution.

#AskIvo: Are We in a New Cold War with Russia?

Council President Ivo Daalder, former US NATO ambassador, answers your questions on pressing foreign policy issues in our new video series #AskIvo. For this first episode, we invited Council intern Natalie Pertsovsky to submit a question. She asks “Are we in a new Cold War with Russia?” Submit your question for the next episode to @IvoHDaalder using #AskIvo.

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The Work Ahead: Machines, Skills, and US Leadership in the Twenty-First Century

The industrial revolution defined the last century and a half, and now we find ourselves in the midst of another paradigmatic transformation in the nature of work. What does it take to develop a highly skilled and adaptable workforce?

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Doors open: 5:15 pm
Event: 5:30 pm

Chicago Council on Global Affairs Conference Center
130 East Randolph Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

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The Work Ahead: Machines, Skills, and US Leadership in the Twenty-First Century

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