Mayors have to take care of their populations, and sometimes that means going to other countries. A delegation of Mexican mayors from Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Juarez came to Chicago to conduct city-to-city diplomacy during an "emergency time" in US-Mexico relations. Salomón Chertorivski, secretary of economic development of Mexico City, sat down with the Council's Brian Hanson to discuss what they hoped to achieve.
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There are many notable aspects of the Trump administration’s foreign policy, but amongst the most important is the apparent separation between America’s interests and its values.
The world is facing unprecedented and catastrophic levels of population displacement. Cities are the primary reception point for new arrivals, including refugees. Cities will also need to step up to meet this challenge, says Robert Muggah, co-founder of the Igarapé Institute and SecDev Group.
President Donald Trump visited NATO headquarters. It could have been a remarkable opportunity, one for the new president to follow every president since Eisenhower in affirming US commitment to the central principle the alliance. Trump, however, did not.
Remarks by Penny Pritzker about the economic costs of Trump’s policies on trade and immigration.
Remarks by Michael H. Moskow about international trade and how to help those hurt by trade or the challenges of technological change.
The apparent concession of American hegemony to China has alarmed many Americans, but it seems unclear what, if anything, can be done.
By many measures, the global economy is steadily rebounding," writes Council President Ivo Daalder. But as This Week’s Reads show, "protectionism, inequality, and ossified bureaucracy and politics" all threaten this present momentum.
This is the most important election in the history of the Islamic Republic, says Saeid Golkar.
Council Fellow Saeid Golkar discusses Iran's political landscape leading up to the upcoming presidential election on May 19.
"No one willed the world’s present interconnectedness into existence," writes Council President Ivo Daalder, but it "is the reality of our age...a reality that cannot be reversed." This Week’s Reads from Daalder examine how concerted global cooperation, be it in combating a deadly virus or in addressing human-made problems, is the only way forward.
“When you focus on Korea, you have to focus on everything,” says Council expert Karl Friedhoff. On the latest episode of Deep Dish, Friedhoff explains the significance of South Korea’s newly elected president and how he will usher in a new era affecting North Korea, China, Japan, and the United States.
The race for the French presidency between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen is approaching its final stage. From the spike in populism to the floundering of primary party leadership, this election will play a major role in determining the direction of political winds across the West.
Dan Drezner, senior fellow on public opinion and foreign policy for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, discusses the positive and negative impacts of a more open ideas industry.
This Week’s Reads help to explain President Trump’s foreign policy messages, and highlight some of the global issues that will continue to shape them.
A tribute to Benjamin Barber, pioneer of global cities studies, who passed April 24, 2017.