Trade and globalization seem to have played an outsized role in this year's election. On this week's episode of Deep Dish, Council vice president of studies Brian T. Hanson sat down with experts Phil Levy, Dina Smeltz, and Diana Mutz to discuss.
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“Textbook ethnic cleansing” of the Muslim Rohingya minority continues in Western Myanmar. How do the internal politics of Myanmar, and it’s fragile democracy under Aung San Suu Kyi, explain the tepid response of the international community to this horrific attack on a forsaken people? Azeem Ibrahim, author of “The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide,” joins Brian Hanson on this week’s Deep Dish.
Why does America have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in the first place, and what will policy changes mean for economic and national security? On the latest Deep Dish podcast, Council experts Sara McElmurry and Cécile Shea join host Brian Hanson to discuss the economic, human, and foreign policy implications of today’s renewed focus on DACA.
The question is not whether national borders will dissolve. Rather, will borders continue to multiply, resulting in 225, 250 or even 300 states?
When a community must address an issue that impacts the health, safety or quality of life for its neighbors, where is the best place to look for help? Is it the government or academic institutions? Perhaps it’s nonprofit organizations. Or maybe hope lies with local businesses. Increasingly, for many issues that impact our world today, the answer is: all of the above.
The United States has learned a lot since the terrorist attacks in 2001 about distinguishing between a danger and an existential threat.
Moscow is gearing up for its Zapad 2017 military exercises, which the Kremlin claims are purely defensive. They're not.
Since 2014, Russian leaders and media have presented to the Russian people the skewed image of a Ukraine overrun by neo-Nazis, fascists, and criminals.
During the latest North Korea crisis, too little attention was paid to allies South Korea and Japan.
With news that North Korea may have the capability to launch a miniaturized nuclear weapon on an intercontinental ballistic missile, can the North Korea can be kicked any further down the road? In this summer bonus episode, Brian Hanson discusses with Kori Schake and Jim Lindsay, alums of the national security council and leading voices in foreign policy and national security.
Tensions with Pyongyang have ratcheted up sharply in the past week. But emerging threats should be seen in the context of a long-term strategy.
I have just returned from a three-week trip to New Zealand and Australia. A change of pace and place can do wonders for your perspective.
As part of the Council’s mission to provide insight and influence the public discourse, we created Deep Dish on Global Affairs, a podcast that goes beyond the headlines on critical global issues. With foreign policy and international relations in constant flux, Deep Dish brings together experts in politics, government, defense, finance, and wherever the news is happening to dig deep into current affairs.
From Iran to Canada, the Trump administration has a number of tough negotiations ahead.
In a flash talk delivered at the 2017 Chicago Forum on Global Cities, poet Demetrius Amparan spoke about what he would do if he were mayor.