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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Often missing from discussions about the US-China relationship is the perspective of the Chinese government. On this week's Deep Dish podcast, Hong Lei, China's Consul General in Chicago, explains how China and the United States may be able to cooperate on global security and the global economy.
This Week’s Reads examine the dynamics of the French election and some of the global issues with which the candidates are grappling.
During remarks at Chicago's March for Science, Karen Weigert explains how science makes cities like Chicago stronger.
Given recent airstrikes in Syria, use of the MOAB in Afghanistan, and missile tests in North Korea, we asked Council President and former US NATO Ambassador Ivo Daalder about the objectives of current US military deployments.
The foreign policy of the Trump Administration has been marked by a series of dramatic reversals—not so much from the policies of his predecessor, but from President Trump’s own rhetoric and campaign promises.
Cecile Shea explains the consequences of unilateral American military action in North Korea.
"President Trump made the right call in striking Syria," writes Council President Ivo Daalder. But having done so, Trump now faces the same dilemma that plagued his predecessor—to intervene further in the conflict or step back and let others shape Syria's future.
In this week's podcast, veteran journalists Susan Glasser and Edward Luce discuss what insight we gained into Trump's foreign policy from the Syria strike and what role the news media might play in shaping his doctrine.
As President Trump meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping for the first time, Council fellows Karl Friedhoff and Phil Levy preview the pressing issues likely to arise at their summit: economic relations and the ever-aggressive North Korea.
When does food insecurity abroad affect national security at home? The two matters seem discrete. A crop failure is not a terrorist network. A drought is not a cyber-attack. This Week's Reads from Council President Ivo Daalder explore the ways in which food insecurity threatens America's strategic and national interests
Despite concerns about the Trump administration's early immigration, trade, and NATO policies, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden have been taking a “Nordic cool” approach to the new administration, patiently awaiting the full agenda of president Trump to take shape.
President Trump said President Obama warned him of a "big problem" before he left office: North Korea. The increasing application of sanctions has been ineffective, transforming its nuclear program into a “superbug” that rest of the world can't seem to kill. North Korea experts Dr. John Park and Karl Friedhoff dish in the latest slice of Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
America’s soft power is declining precisely when it is needed the most, says writes Council President Ivo Daalder. This Week’s Reads explore some of the challenges the United States is facing, as well as the changing dynamics of American power.