Indonesia's massive, overcrowded capital is sinking due to climate change and depleted ground water. Now President Joko Widodo wants to move the capital and build an entirely new city. The decision comes just as Jokowi, as he is known, begins his second presidential term—and it's not the only challenge he faces. Tom Pepinsky of Cornell University and the Brookings Institution joins Deep Dish to discuss.
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"No one willed the world’s present interconnectedness into existence," writes Council President Ivo Daalder, but it "is the reality of our age...a reality that cannot be reversed." This Week’s Reads from Daalder examine how concerted global cooperation, be it in combating a deadly virus or in addressing human-made problems, is the only way forward.
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Dan Drezner, senior fellow on public opinion and foreign policy for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, discusses the positive and negative impacts of a more open ideas industry.
This Week’s Reads help to explain President Trump’s foreign policy messages, and highlight some of the global issues that will continue to shape them.
A tribute to Benjamin Barber, pioneer of global cities studies, who passed April 24, 2017.
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During remarks at Chicago's March for Science, Karen Weigert explains how science makes cities like Chicago stronger.
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Cecile Shea explains the consequences of unilateral American military action in North Korea.
"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.
In this week's podcast, veteran journalists Susan Glasser and Edward Luce discuss what insight we gained into Trump's foreign policy from the Syria strike and what role the news media might play in shaping his doctrine.