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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Deep Dish: What Happens After the Iran Deal?

The Iran deal is vulnerable from a few different angles. President Trump may abandon it on principle, Iran's leaders are in a precarious domestic political position and may be willing to renegotiate, and Israel made a bold move to discredit it this week. Deep Dish this week asks what this means for the deal and the players involved.


| By Brian Hanson, Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis

Deep Dish: The US Navy and the South China Sea

The US Navy will not be deterred, explains Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis. While China builds up in the South China Sea, the Navy expands its capability to enforce maritime norms across the seas. In this week's Deep Dish, Lewis dives into the US Navy's latest steps to challenge its near-peer rivals.






| By Ivo H. Daalder

This Week's Reads: Springtime for Illiberalism

Illiberalism thrives when popular concerns about external threats are directed toward internal institutions and protections. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's reelection used this ideology to reject the "other" and establish deeper illiberal roots in Central Europe.


| By Brian Hanson, Dan De Luce, Dion Nissenbaum

Deep Dish: What's at Stake in Syria Strike

President Trump said Syria would pay a "high price" if it is confirmed that the Assad regime deployed chemical weapons in the attack on Douma, Syria. Deep Dish weighs what his options and the consequences are for such a price.


| By Iain Whitaker

Podium Notes: Lessons from a Global Affairs Limerick Competition

In the lead-up to our "Poets of the Podium: The Art of Speechwriting" program with the Poetry Foundation, the Council hosted a global affairs limerick competition - quite possibly the first ever of its kind. Now, having pored through the prose, here are our five wholly un-academic takeaways.



| By Niamh King

Honoring M. Cherif Bassiouni

Niamh King, vice president for programs and strategic content at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, briefly recounts a few of Cherif Bassiouni’s appearances at the Council and highlight the moments and insights that have stayed with her.