On September 1, two important state elections are being held in Germany’s Brandenburg and Saxony. The far-right-wing party Alternative for Germany (AfD) looks poised to win. Sheri Berman, professor of Political Science at Barnard College and author of Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe, explains why the AfD has emerged as a formidable populist challenger to the two long-dominant parties in Germany, the social democrats and the Christian democrats.
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How should the United States and NATO respond to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory? While Ankara remains a formal ally, it can no longer be viewed as a partner.
The Mexican presidential election already has a presumed winner. Who is he, and what does it mean for him to campaign against corruption and violence? NPR’s International Correspondent in Mexico City, Carrie Kahn, explains how this election is Mexico’s anti-establishment statement and why President Trump may not be relevant to the campaign.
How did the United States arrive at its current immigration situation, with family separations happening until Wednesday, and what inspires migration flows as large as the one to the US-Mexico border?
A week from the summit, we can say for certain that the president and his team got a very important process rolling, but we stumbled out the gate, and it's now time for the real work to start.
Our new web series, Wait Just a Minute, asks experts to answer complex questions about global affairs in 60 seconds. In this episode, former White House economic adviser under George W. Bush and the Council's former senior global economy fellow, answers questions in just 60 seconds about China’s trade practices, who wins in a trade war, and the likelihood of NAFTA surviving.
President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un held a historic summit and signed a “comprehensive” agreement. To break down what happened, how we got here, and what all this means, Asia experts Katrin Katz and Karl Friedhoff join Brian Hanson on this week’s Deep Dish.
The West has faced many crises before, such as during the Vietnam War. However, Council president Ivo Daalder writes in This Week's Reads that this time feels different, and its consequences longer lasting.
Council President Ivo Daalder sits down with author and political theorist Yascha Mounk to answer this question posed on Twitter. See how Mounk responded, covering topics including "March for Our Lives," Facebook, Brexit, and the rise of illiberal democracy.
Metro Minneapolis-St. Paul is home to one of the highest percentages of foreign-born residents in the Midwest. Following the Chicago Council’s recent roundtable in Detroit, key stakeholders convened in Minneapolis to discuss the Council’s Ready to Work report and how the foreign-born are incorporated into workforce development plans in Minnesota.
The battle between authoritarianism and liberal democracy will be waged in cities. While the stakes remain national, urban areas, where the majority of people live and work, have become the main arenas in which our governance will be decided. The United States and others would do well to start prioritising urban policy as central to their foreign policies.
Wondering what is all this hype about global cities? There are several things you need to know about global cities, starting with the fact that you’re probably living in one.
In this Wait Just a Minute episode, Navy fellow and commanding officer Thomas Bodine answers questions about the upcoming US-North Korea summit, China’s stake in it, and how it might affect US dealings with Iran.
Former president of the Brookings Institution, diplomat, and journalist Strobe Talbott joins this week's Deep Dish podcast.
Spain's Congress is holding a vote this week that could end Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's government. What does this mean for Spanish politics, no matter the outcome? Spain's Ambassador to the United States joins Brian Hanson to discuss.
Council President Ivo Daalder answers questions on the latest global affairs or foreign policy issues and news submitted by his followers via social media using #AskIvo