Decades of political corruption and financial crisis in Lebanon came to a head in early August when an explosion decimated much of the country’s economic hub, Beirut. Carnegie Middle East Center Director Maha Yahya and the International Institute for Strategic Studies’ Emile Hokayem join Deep Dish to examine the ongoing protest movement, Hezbollah’s role in the crisis, and how a system built on sectarian politics could be rebuilt.
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In the coming months, local communication will merit special attention as a key tool to combat discrimination and turn the COVID-19 challenge into an opportunity for moving societies towards inclusion and social cohesion, rather than xenophobia.
Jamil Anderlini, the Financial Times’ Asia editor, and Kurt Tong, former US Consul General in Hong Kong, join Deep Dish to examine how Hong Kong might impact the US-China rivalry.
Global Cities and ACLS/Mellon Public Fellow at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Samuel Kling, takes a minute to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on big cities and how cities can benefit from high density in a pandemic.
The University of Chicago's Robert Pape joins Deep Dish to help us understand the right—and wrong—ways to end the United States’ longest war.
Agriculture expert, Khalid Bomba, takes a minute to discuss the importance of agriculture to the economy of Ethiopia.
Georgetown University Political Scientist and Expert on Chinese Military and Security Policy, Oriana Skylar Mastro, takes a minute to discuss China's global influence and what this means for the US and its allies.
Over the last month, we talked to journalists around the world in a series of special edition Deep Dish episodes focused on how countries around the world are responding to COVID-19.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Bonnie Glaser and Lieutenant Commander Matthew Dalton, US Navy, join Deep Dish to examine China’s strategy and potential US policy options to ensure freedom of navigation remains intact.
Will President Maduro hold on to his power? The Inter-American Dialogue’s Michael Camilleri and the International Crisis Group’s Ivan Briscoe join Deep Dish to discuss.
As life returns to normal for many Germans this week, The Wall Street Journal’s Bojan Pancevski joins Deep Dish from Berlin to examine Germany’s reopening strategy.
Brookings’ Suzanne Maloney and the German Marshall Fund’s Ariane Tabatabai join Deep Dish to examine the future of the US-Iran standoff.
Council senior fellow Roger Thurow takes a minute to discuss how COVID-19 has affected food security and brought attention to hunger amid the abundance in the United States.
For an organization devoted to advancing the connections between Chicago and the world, the arrival of pandemic coronavirus has been as jarring as it is surreal. But the Chicago Council is adjusting to a new way of working.