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In the News The Washington Post Craig Kafura
Craig Kafura examines Americans' views on boycotting the 2022 Olympics in Beijing.
A notice about COVID-19 safety measures is pictured next to closed doors at a departure hall of Narita international airport
A notice about COVID-19 safety measures is pictured next to closed doors at a departure hall of Narita international airport
Global Politics
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In the News Chicago Tribune Elizabeth Shackelford
“The biggest cost of the nationalist reaction [to omicron] is its damage to future global cooperation,” writes Elizabeth Shackelford in the Chicago Tribune.
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A sign reading Je Suis Charlie, after the shooting at the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
A sign reading Je Suis Charlie, after the shooting at the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
Francois Bazoge
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The Council welcomed Derek Mitchell and Daniel Twining—the presidents of the National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute—to share their reflections on the state of democracy.

Century of Global Leadership

Join us this fall for a series of programs reflecting on key themes and pivotal periods that shaped the Council’s first century. Hear from leading historians and foreign policy analysts, people who were in the room, and leaders who changed the world.
The Chicago Council celebrates a century of global leadership with this series.
US Foreign Policy
Adam Schultz
In the News Politico Bruce Jentleson
Bruce Jentleson coauthors four suggestions for mitigating the pitfalls and maybe even pulling off a success at the Summit for Democracy in Politico.

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