Report: As China Rises, Americans Seek Closer Ties with Japan

A new Council report shows that the American public is hesitant to get involved in a conflict between China and Japan, but public support for US bases in Japan is at an all-time high, and Americans across party lines want to build strong relations with US allies in Asia.

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The Foreign Policy Genius of George H. W. Bush

President George H.W. Bush reimagined the way the US government created and implemented its foreign policy, writes Council President Ivo Daalder in Foreign Affairs. Bush fashioned a national security process that maximized internal cooperation, minimized senior official conflict, and has stood the test of time so well that every president after Bush has embraced it. 

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Deep Dish: The Russia-Ukraine Clash Reveals Putin's Mediterranean Strategy

Russia and Ukraine have been locked in a "frozen conflict," but Russia recently seized three Ukrainian naval vessels near the Kerch Strait to the Black Sea. In this week's Deep Dish podcast, US Navy Commander Tony Chavez joins Council President Ivo Daalder, former US ambassador to NATO, to discuss the geopolitical importance of this maritime dispute.

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Wait Just a Minute: Sheila Bair

In this episode of our web series Wait Just a Minute, former FDIC chair Sheila Bair discusses how the US can avoid another major economic collapse, the value of cryptocurrencies, and the trade war with China in under 60 seconds.

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Global Cities

How Cities can Lead on Climate Change Solutions

"This week, diplomats from about 130 countries are gathered in Katowice, Poland, for COP 24, the latest in the annual series of climate change meetings convened under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change," writes Ian Klaus in CityLab. Read Klaus's full interview with UN Climate expert Debra Roberts. 

Global Economy

Why are Markets Faltering? And Why it Matters

In the past week, global equity markets have dropped sharply. Phil Levy writes in Forbes that "...ill-advised protectionist policies may or may not be driving markets down. If President Trump comes to believe they are, it could be one of the few forces that could persuade him to steer away from a dangerous course."

Blurred Lines: Humanitarian Action and Rule of Law

How do human rights and the rule of law factor into humanitarian assistance? An expert panel discusses this and more on December 17.

Monday, December 17, 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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Registration closes December 17.

Blurred Lines: Humanitarian Action and Rule of Law

America Engaged

The Trump administration has made bold attempts to reshape US foreign policy. Is the American public on board? Take a look at the findings of the 2018 Chicago Council Survey.


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