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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Today marks the the one-year anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal signing. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Iran has complied with its initial obligations of reducing its stockpile of low-enriched uranium and undertaking revisions of its nuclear facilities. But what has the deal meant for nuclear nonproliferation? Career ambassadors James F. Jeffrey and Thomas Pickering weigh in.
Remarks on the future of Europe and America delivered by Council President Ivo Daalder upon his acceptance of an honorary doctorate in civil law, awarded by the University of Kent, July 13, 2016.
Federal immigration reform would allow US companies to hire the world’s best and brightest, especially STEM students educated in the US, and provide a significant boost to the American economy.
With the crisis in Syria and gridlock in Iraq, Kurdish nationalists may have a historic opportunity to create an independent Kurdish state.
At this week's NATO summit, it is urgent for leaders to strengthen military ties to Europe in order to improve its defense capacity, writes Council president and former US NATO Ambassador Ivo H. Daalder.
As the program season winds down for the summer, we’re recapping the top five most-watched Council videos of 2016, so far.
Brexit has ushered in a moment of profound uncertainty for the United Kingdom and has raised big questions about the future of Europe and the liberal world order. This week’s reads examine the Brexit outcome from important historical, political, and economic perspectives.
The Supreme Court’s impasse on the President's executive action on immigration leaves the status quo fully in place – a woefully outdated system unable to meet today’s economic and security realities.
The world is entering a new age of anxiety. As agents of openness, moderation, and pragmatism, global cities provide the antidote to growing national isolationism in an otherwise politically volatile era.
Council nonresident senior fellow Michele Acuto explores post-Brexit calls for the global city of London to break from the UK.
For forty years, Britain and the EU pretended they belonged together. Now, after decades inside the European club, its wants out. The vote may be a tragedy for both Britain and the EU, but it was foreordained.
What is the role of NATO in 2016 and beyond? This week’s reads from Council President Ivo H. Daalder consider both the internal and external challenges confronting the NATO allies.
We are one week away from the vote for Britain’s exit from the European Union. This week’s reads provide a snapshot of some different perspectives on Brexit’s pitfalls and promise.
Michael Tiboris explores whether economic inequality is the inevitable consequence of becoming a global city.
Against a growing global rhetoric around building walls and sealing national borders, global cities can—and should—lead a constructive conversation on extending welcomes and creating strong shared futures.