June 7, 2017 | By Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Global Cities – Advent of the Metropolitan Power

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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| By Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: The View from China

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.



| By Brian Hanson, Ivo H. Daalder

Deep Dish: US Military Action

Given recent airstrikes in Syria, use of the MOAB in Afghanistan, and missile tests in North Korea, we asked Council President and former US NATO Ambassador Ivo Daalder about the objectives of current US military deployments. 





| By Ivo H. Daalder

This Week's Reads – Trump's Syria Challenge

"President Trump made the right call in striking Syria," writes Council President Ivo Daalder. But having done so, Trump now faces the same dilemma that plagued his predecessor—to intervene further in the conflict or step back and let others shape Syria's future.



Mic Check with Dan Drezner

Mic Check with Washington Post columnist Dan Drezner – don't miss him at the Council on April 13 discussing how political polarization and heightened inequality have converged to create a new intellectual class.



| By Ivo H. Daalder

This Week’s Reads – Food Security is National Security

When does food insecurity abroad affect national security at home? The two matters seem discrete. A crop failure is not a terrorist network. A drought is not a cyber-attack. This Week's Reads from Council President Ivo Daalder explore the ways in which food insecurity threatens America's strategic and national interests



| By Karl Friedhoff

Deep Dish: The North Korean Superbug

President Trump said President Obama warned him of a "big problem" before he left office: North Korea. The increasing application of sanctions has been ineffective, transforming its nuclear program into a “superbug” that rest of the world can't seem to kill. North Korea experts Dr. John Park and Karl Friedhoff dish in the latest slice of Deep Dish on Global Affairs.



One More Question with Robert Kaplan

We asked Robert S. Kaplan, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, why it's important for central banks around the world to maintain their independence. See what he said.