February 22, 2017 | By Brian Hanson, Salomón Chertorivski

City Diplomacy from Mexico City to Chicago

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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One More Question with Robert Kaplan

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| By Brian Hanson, Sara McElmurry, Rob Paral

Deep Dish: The Immigrant Consumer-Producer

Populations across Midwest metros are either shrinking or experiencing slowing growth rates, especially in prime working-age adults. But influxes of immigrants are helping offset those declines. Immigration expert Sara McElmurry and expert demographer Rob Paral break down a new report from the Council about these changing demographics in and discuss how to harness this growth in a politically sensitive time.


Deep Dish: The Brexit Is Coming; The British Are Leaving

Brexit is coming. The House of Commons and House of Lords just cleared the way for Theresa May to trigger Article 50 and formally exit from the European Union. Rebalancing the country's economy will be no small task – and to explain what’s at stake, former European commissioner for trade Lord Peter Mandelson sits down for a slice of the Deep Dish podcast. 



One More Question with Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

We asked Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder and editor of MuslimGirl.com, about media misrepresentation during the International Women's Day Global Health Symposium. See what she said.


One More Question with Amy Webb

Futurist Amy Webb joined an expert panel at the Council on February 23, 2017, to discuss working in tomorrow's world. We asked her how, with technologies advancing faster than governments can adapt, should policymakers prepare to deal with whatever comes next—watch her response.


| By Ivo H. Daalder

This Week's Reads – The Vanishing State Department

"An effective US foreign policy depends on a strong State Department," writes Council President Ivo Daalder. In This Week’s Reads, Daalder looks at the organizational troubles facing the State Department and highlights some of the diplomatic pressures coming from abroad.


| By Ivo H. Daalder

Deep Dish: Mexican Ambassador on Trump, NAFTA, and The Wall

While Mexico and the United States have done a great many things together, "the one thing that we won't be doing together is building a wall," says former Mexican Ambassador to the United States Arturo Sarukhán. On the latest Deep Dish podcast, Sarukhán sits down with Council President Ivo Daalder for a frank ambassador-to-ambassador conversation about Trump, the border wall, NAFTA, and more.



One More Question with Tyler Cowen

We asked Tyler Cowen, author of "The Complacent Class," how the American dream relates to America's foreign policy. See what he said.


| By Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: War and Peace in Asia

China’s military expansion in the South China Sea and rising economic influence command increasing attention, but North Korea, Japan, and other regional actors are shifting power beneath the surface. On the latest Deep Dish podcast, Asia experts Richard McGregor and Sheila Smith talk with host Brian Hanson about the intricate choices facing the Trump administration in Asia.



| By Ivo H. Daalder

This Week’s Reads – A Big Idea for Foreign Policy, Revisited

With the appeal of unconventional candidates and an onslaught of domestic and international crises, now may be as good a time as ever for new and daring policy ideas. What we need, writes Council President Ivo Daalder, is a robust debate about the importance of America's global leadership. This Week’s Reads examine some of the internal and external challenges to that American-led order, as well as some of the big ideas for reforming it. 



| By Ivo H. Daalder

Deep Dish: Trump's National Security Council

Will the appointment of H.R. McMaster as President Trump’s National Security Advisor calm the tumult over Michael Flynn’s resignation? On the latest Deep Dish episode, two former NSC members, Ivo Daalder and Kori Schake, illuminate the genuine challenges for McMaster and Trump’s national security machine from the inside out.