Sudan is careening towards a crisis. President Omar al-Bashir was ousted in April after three decades in power, yet heavily armed groups are now fighting in Sudan for control. At the same time, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, and the United States are each vying for influence. Andrew Natsios, director of the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at the Bush School at Texas A&M University and US envoy to Sudan during the George W. Bush administration, joins Deep Dish to explain what is going on and why it matters.
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Deputy Assistant Secretary for Levant Affairs and Special Envoy for Syria Joel Rayburn joins Deep Dish to explain the Trump administration’s plan in war-torn Syria.
It is too early to conclude that the epidemic will shake the Communist Party’s grip. Once the “people’s war” has defeated the epidemic, the authoritarian regime may turn out to have become even more powerful. But this crisis has made a few things clear. It illustrates how cities are increasingly important actors in addressing pressing global challenges. It also exemplifies how central-local government relations can shape a country’s response to major epidemic outbreaks.
Mira Rapp-Hooper and Ivo Daalder discuss the state of US alliances at a moment when new concerns are flaring up from the Philippines and East Asia to Europe.
After a decade and a half as German chancellor, Angela Merkel has said she will step down in 2021. In the latest #AskIvo, Council President Ivo Daalder looks at three big issues rising to the surface in German politics on the eve of her departure.
For years, violence and crime have led to poor living conditions in the country and mass emigration. Rosa Anaya joins Deep Dish to discuss her work rehabilitating inmates and gang members in El Salvador.
Do Chicagoans truly understand the important role the US Navy plays around the world and the increasing challenges to its previously unimpeded supremacy of the seas?
Global Cities Fellow and ACLS/Mellon Public Fellow Samuel Kling reflects on experiencing transportation in Korea's largest city, renowned for its Metro and Cheonggye Freeway removal.
Anthony F. Pipa and Catherine P. Sheehy discuss how much of the remarkable work on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals is happening at the sub-national level, by cities, local governments, and the private sector.
America spends more on its military than the next 10 countries combined, and the Department of Defense oversees some 1.3 million military personnel. But is it all necessary?
Whether romanticized as America’s heartland or dismissed as its “Rust Belt,” the region possesses huge political and economic might in the United States—especially in a presidential election year.
UChicago's Rochelle Terman and Paul Poast join Deep Dish to debate the two competing options when it comes to the United States supporting democracy movements abroad.
Last week, President Vladimir Putin announced sweeping plans widely viewed as a means to extend his political power after his current presidential term ends in 2024.
Deep Dish: Strange Bedfellows — Anti-Immigrant Conservatives and Environmentalists Join Forces in Europe
Chancellor Sebastian Kurz of Austria, the young head of a conservative party deeply opposed to immigration, has just formed a coalition government with Austria’s Green party. The odd pairing holds lessons for the larger realignment of left-right politics across Europe.