For each bold move abroad, from the Belt and Road Initiative to island building, China seems confronted with new vulnerabilities at home, including the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. Jessica Chen Weiss, author of an intriguing new essay in Foreign Affairs, and Ali Wyne of the Rand Corporation join Deep Dish to discuss what is intrinsic and what is incidental to Beijing’s ambitions.
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Caution, restraint, prudence — all of these are critical when dealing with the most destructive weapons ever produced.
Which nation will do more to shape the international order going forward — the United States or China?
In Iran, what started as protests about food prices and inflation spread throughout the country, expanding in scope to include opposition to the theocratic regime itself.
The president and his advisers seem to relish the clarity with which they see competition as all-encompassing and cooperation as a charade.
Developing Protections for Climate Change’s Forced Migrants: Creating a Legal Definition and Framework for Action
The international community should create a legal definition for migrants who are forced to flee their homes due to climate change and consistent guidelines for assessing the severity of their case to better protect populations vulnerable to climate change. Along with this category of climate migrants, a framework should be created to guide support and mobilize resources for these populations. Although it is not a panacea, a solid legal definition of climate migrants would create the foundation to develop solutions for climate change related displacement.
US policy toward Moscow today is not quite what Donald Trump had envisaged during the campaign or the transition.
Take a look back at what we learned in the fall of 2017 with five great quotes from Council speakers!
Reflection on water contamination cases indicates a wide gap between local knowledge of environmental hazards and those charged with monitoring and enacting environmental regulation that could be improved by massively expanding the role of citizen data collection.
Bypassing the sitting president on foreign policy, even if done by the president-elect, jeopardizes US power and authority abroad.
Climate change threatens the very basis of human survival everywhere - from nation states to cities. Though national authorities are doing little to combat global warming, city leaders are embracing the challenge
My recent trip to Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan as part of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs leadership study mission revealed a region at a tipping point.
As International Enrollment Dips, Midwest College Towns Should Double-Down on Welcoming Foreign Students
University of Iowa’s 13 percent dip in international enrollment may prove to be an unfortunate bellwether for the country: that the challenges of allowing international students to stay in the U.S. are now eclipsed by the urgency of convincing them to come in the first place.
Ma Jun is China's leading environmental activist.
Saudi Arabia says Lebanon and Iran have declared war on it. Meanwhile, its crown prince initiated sweeping arrests of his family and other government officials.