Flames raging across the Amazon have captured the world's attention, but Brazil faces other pressing economic, political, and conservation consequences due to deforestation as well. In all, the fires have revealed a stark division between increasingly urban populations and the rural areas that feed their modern way of life. Robert Muggah, research director of the Igarapé Institute in Rio de Janeiro and a Council nonresident senior fellow, joins Deep Dish to discuss.
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After a summer of transformational change, the Council on Global Affairs is thrilled to kick off its fall season of insightful programming with a focus on real, impactful conversations on the all-important issue of America’s role in the world, writes Council President Ivo H. Daalder.
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Distinguished Fellow Richard Longworth argues that the Democratic and Republican parties are due for an epochal political transformation as globalization lays bare the divide between each party's "haves" and "have-nots."
Three clips from the Chicago Forum on Global Cities on how the 2016 Summer Olympics will affect Rio.
Career ambassadors Thomas Pickering and James F. Jeffrey weigh in on whether the nuclear deal has led to lasting shift in direction for US-Iran relations.
Despite all the challenges, hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics is an extraordinary moment for Rio de Janeiro, argues Juliana Kerr. The city has accomplished more in the years preparing to host the Olympics than it ever could have without being awarded this international honor, and the investments are crucial to its future as a global city.
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What would a presidential victory by Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton mean for the future of the Iran deal? Career ambassadors Thomas Pickering and James F. Jeffrey weigh in.
We've rounded up five videos featuring experts who look at the future of America's global role.
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Here are five outstanding Council speakers and panels we think you should see if you missed, or rewatch!
Today marks the the one-year anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal signing. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Iran has complied with its initial obligations of reducing its stockpile of low-enriched uranium and undertaking revisions of its nuclear facilities. But what has the deal meant for nuclear nonproliferation? Career ambassadors James F. Jeffrey and Thomas Pickering weigh in.
Remarks on the future of Europe and America delivered by Council President Ivo Daalder upon his acceptance of an honorary doctorate in civil law, awarded by the University of Kent, July 13, 2016.
Federal immigration reform would allow US companies to hire the world’s best and brightest, especially STEM students educated in the US, and provide a significant boost to the American economy.