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Ivo Daalder explains why the United States and China must engage in a broad dialogue to avoid tensions escalating into a military confrontation neither sides wants.
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Blog Running Numbers by Brendan Helm
New Chicago Council public opinion data shows majorities of Americans across both parties support imposing additional sanctions against Russia.
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Illuminated Olympic rings are displayed before the new national stadium
Illuminated Olympic rings are displayed before the new national stadium
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PAST EVENT VIDEO Women, Equity, and Global Development Forum
A panel of experts examines how sports diplomacy can build gender and racial equity around the world.

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Every year we select a class of approximately 20 participants from across Chicago’s business, cultural, civic, and academic sectors. The 2022 application is now open, until March 8, 2021.
Four Emerging Leaders, presenting their findings during a public program.
An unarmed Trident II D5 missile is test-launched from the ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska
An unarmed Trident II D5 missile is test-launched from the ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska
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In the News Foreign Affairs Multiple Authors
Chuck Hagel, Malcolm Rifkind, Kevin Rudd, and Ivo Daalder, cochairs of a Council task force, offer recommendations on how to prevent nuclear proliferation and reassure America's allies.

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As a Council member, you can increase your global acumen and cultural intelligence to stay ahead, mingle with other members, network to find professional connections, and support the idea of US engagement in global affairs right here in Chicago. Learn about membership benefits