"Over the past two years, President Donald Trump gambled that a fundamentally new approach to North Korea’s nuclear and missile threat would succeed where his three predecessors had failed," writes Council President Ivo Daalder in the Chicago Tribune. "That new approach has now clearly failed."Read the Commentary
The American public is more likely than ever to say that international trade, including trade with China, benefits the United States, according to data from the 2019 Chicago Council Survey. But Republicans and Democrats differ on whether President Trump’s strategy is an effective approach to trade policy.Read the Report
More than 1,200 days have passed since Britain's referendum to leave the European Union, but little has been decided in that time about how Brexit will actually take place. As the Oct. 31 deadline nears, the editor-in-chief of The Economist joins Deep Dish to explain how the United Kingdom fell into this predicament and what to expect next.Listen to the podcast
Despite three meetings between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, uncertainty remains as to whether the complete, verifiable, and irreversible dismantlement of North Korea’s nuclear program is possible. Ankit Panda, senior editor for The Diplomat and adjunct senior fellow at the Federation of American Scientists, assesses how the United States can best manage nuclear risks on the Korean Peninsula.Watch live at 5:30 p.m.
Washington is torn between two futures for US foreign policy: one of engagement and intervention, another of restraint and retrenchment. But where do Americans stand? Read findings from the 2019 Chicago Council Survey of American public opinion on US foreign policy to learn how Americans feel on important issues, including climate change, immigration, China, and Iran.
"Donald Trump’s election — and his vitriol against his predecessors, former policymakers and his opponents — led many internationalists to retreat and voluntarily undergo an American version of Mao Zedong’s self-education campaign. Yet it turns out that the American public, when asked, evidences a great deal of common sense about the nation’s role in the world," writes Robert Zoellick in the Washington Post citing 2019 Chicago Council Survey data.
The strategy of maintaining a small force of around 1,000 troops in the region is a low price to pay for such high dividends. An approach, by the way, that has American public opinion on its side. According to a Chicago Council on Global Affairs survey, 72 percent of Americans supported “airstrikes against violent Islamic extremist groups in Syria,” and 58 percent supported “sending special operations forces into Syria to fight violent Islamic extremist groups,” writes Bob Pape in the Boston Globe.
Jonathan Hillman joins the Council to explore if the United States should be concerned about the China Belt and Road initiative, or if there are ways the United States can use the initiative to further its own goals in these regions.
Monday, October 28, 2019
Doors open: 5:15 pm
Event: 5:30 pm
Chicago Council on Global Affairs Conference Center
McCormick Foundation Hall
130 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601
Registration closes October 28.
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