November 29, 2018 | By Ivo H. Daalder

#AskIvo: Why Is Putin Moving Against Ukraine?

Council President Ivo Daalder answers a question on the recent increase in tensions between Ukraine and Russia. Be sure to submit your question for the next episode on Twitter to @IvoHDaalder using #AskIvo.

#AskIvo: Why Is Putin Moving Against Ukraine?

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| By Alexander Hitch, Rob Paral

Workforce Development and Immigrants: The View from Minneapolis

Metro Minneapolis-St. Paul is home to one of the highest percentages of foreign-born residents in the Midwest. Following the Chicago Council’s recent roundtable in Detroit, key stakeholders convened in Minneapolis to discuss the Council’s Ready to Work report and how the foreign-born are incorporated into workforce development plans in Minnesota. 


| By Ivo H. Daalder

This Week's Reads - The Battle for Liberal Democracy Will Be Waged in Cities

The battle between authoritarianism and liberal democracy will be waged in cities. While the stakes remain national, urban areas, where the majority of people live and work, have become the main arenas in which our governance will be decided. The United States and others would do well to start prioritising urban policy as central to their foreign policies.


Issues Illustrated: Global Cities

Wondering what is all this hype about global cities? There are several things you need to know about global cities, starting with the fact that you’re probably living in one.








| By Ivo H. Daalder

This Week's Reads - Water Security Demands Attention

We often overlook water’s global security implications, such as civil unrest or mass migration. With Cape Town's water supplies dwindling, it's time to get serious about preparing for and preventing water-driven conflict around the world.



| By Ivo H. Daalder

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

Despite China's unfair trading practices or increasing competitiveness with the United States, key US foreign policy objectives cannot be achieved without China’s active cooperation. The United States must strike a delicate balance for it to hold China accountable while maintaining a strategic partnership.



| By Ivo H. Daalder

This Week's Reads – Walking Away from Iran Deal Won’t Get Trump a Better Deal. With Iran or North Korea

Donald Trump ran for office saying he was the best deal maker for America. Yesterday, he announced that he was walking away from the Iran nuclear agreement arguing he could get a better deal than the one Barack Obama struck in 2015. He may well have been right. A better deal was in the offing, but by withdrawing from the current agreement he made getting it that much more unlikely.


| By Brian Hanson, Karl Friedhoff, Jonathan Cheng

Deep Dish: What's Driving North Korea Negotiations?

President Trump's "Maximum pressure" campaign could be working, or Kim Jong-un's playbook could be running the show. After an historic South-North summit, The Wall Street Journal's bureau chief in Seoul, South Korea, Jonathan Cheng, joins the Council's Karl Friedhoff to examine the drivers and developments leading up to President Trump's meeting with Kim Jong-un.