This is the most important election in the history of the Islamic Republic, says Saeid Golkar. Two main candidates, incumbent president Hassan Rouhani and conservative challenger Ebrahim Raisi, face off in tense two-round vote that will determine the future of Iran's interaction with the rest of the world. Will the moderate, reformist president responsible for the nuclear deal win out, or will Raisi bring Iran back into isolation? Golkar lays out the facts with guest host Cecile Shea in the latest episode of Deep Dish. And hear from Saeid Golkar in-person at a Council event on June 13.
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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.
As New Zealand prepares to emerge from a national lockdown on April 27, Axios’ Rebecca Falconer joins Deep Dish from Auckland.
Geopolitical forecaster George Friedman joins Deep Dish to examine the institutional and socioeconomic cycles of upheaval that have rebuilt and reinvented American life in the past and explains why he’s still optimistic about the future.
Nikkei’s Kiyoshi Ando, reporting from Tokyo, joins Deep Dish a few days after the start of a national state of emergency to explain why Japan is currently seeing a spike in COVID-19 infections.
Charlotte Howard, The Economist’s New York bureau chief and energy and commodities editor, joins Deep Dish to explain the economic and political implications of the new OPEC+ agreement and how it could affect the future of oil.
The New York Times’ Steven Erlanger, reporting from Brussels, joins Deep Dish to examine how European nations are learning from the COVID-19 devastation in Italy and Spain — and what the pandemic might mean for European solidarity in the long-term.
Princeton University’s Kim Scheppele joins Deep Dish to explain why the failure of one democracy should matter to every democracy and examine whether Hungary could have ripple effects on other political systems in Europe and beyond.
Former Bank of London governor Lord Mervyn King draws from lessons he learned during the 2008 financial crisis to discuss how to manage the current economic uncertainty.
A look ahead to winter and spring 2020 nonfiction books that might shed some light on the world after COVID-19.
The Wall Street Journal’s Dasl Yoon, reporting from Seoul, joins us to explain what other countries can learn from South Korea’s innovative approaches to successfully flatten the curve of new infections – without shutting down the economy.
POLITICO’s Ryan Heath joins Deep Dish to explain the lessons the United States can learn from countries that are further ahead in the COVID-19 infection timeline.
With borders now closed and countries like Italy in an increasingly restrictive nation-wide lockdown under the threat of the novel coronavirus, Europe is facing a crisis likely unparalleled since the end of World War II. This compounds an already disruptive year, following the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, and increasingly calls into question the continued relevance of the political and economic bloc.
As COVID-19 spreads around the world, non-resident senior fellow on global cities Robert Muggah shares his insights into the spread and impact of pandemics, why they are becoming more common, and how cities can help minimize threats now and into the future.