As anti-globalist populism continues to influence the decisions of national governments, local governments are exercising their ability to stand up on a national stage and act with autonomy. On this week's Deep Dish, Governor Claudio Orrego of Santiago, Chile joins us to discuss the unique challenges and advantages of his metropolitan constituency and how big cities can work together to enact change on a global scale.
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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.
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
The Chicago Council recently convened representatives of private industry, immigrant advocacy, workforce development, and local government in Detroit to examine the landscape and challenges of integrating immigrants into Southeast Michigan’s workforce. Several key themes emerged from the discussions.
As international negotiations on migration governance continue, cities should be encouraged to play a bigger role in shaping global commitments and their implementation.
We often overlook water’s global security implications, such as civil unrest or mass migration. With Cape Town's water supplies dwindling, it's time to get serious about preparing for and preventing water-driven conflict around the world.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro handily won reelection, but the international community rejected his election as a sham.
Despite China's unfair trading practices or increasing competitiveness with the United States, key US foreign policy objectives cannot be achieved without China’s active cooperation. The United States must strike a delicate balance for it to hold China accountable while maintaining a strategic partnership.
After weeks of popular protest, Armenia's Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan stepped down and parliament confirmed his replacement, opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan.
This Week's Reads – Walking Away from Iran Deal Won’t Get Trump a Better Deal. With Iran or North Korea
Donald Trump ran for office saying he was the best deal maker for America. Yesterday, he announced that he was walking away from the Iran nuclear agreement arguing he could get a better deal than the one Barack Obama struck in 2015. He may well have been right. A better deal was in the offing, but by withdrawing from the current agreement he made getting it that much more unlikely.
President Trump's "Maximum pressure" campaign could be working, or Kim Jong-un's playbook could be running the show. After an historic South-North summit, The Wall Street Journal's bureau chief in Seoul, South Korea, Jonathan Cheng, joins the Council's Karl Friedhoff to examine the drivers and developments leading up to President Trump's meeting with Kim Jong-un.
The North-South Korean summit between Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in this week was nothing short of extraordinary, but it is essential for the international community to maintain a level of skepticism when it comes to negotiating with North Korea.
The Iran deal is vulnerable from a few different angles. President Trump may abandon it on principle, Iran's leaders are in a precarious domestic political position and may be willing to renegotiate, and Israel made a bold move to discredit it this week. Deep Dish this week asks what this means for the deal and the players involved.
The question overshadowing Emmanuel Macron's state visit was whether Macron’s good relationship can translate into influence on the direction of US policy.