For months, Brexit has been characterized as an ‘ugly divorce’ between Britain and the rest of America’s European allies. As it turns out, Great Britain might be taking to the single life better than anyone expected. On this week’s episode of Deep Dish, we are joined by Stephen Bridges, the United Kingdom’s Consul General to Chicago, and our own senior fellow Phil Levy discuss the road that led Britain to Brexit, how they have been faring, and what we can expect in Britain’s uncertain future.
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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.
“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.
"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.
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.
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.