December 17, 2018 | By Victoria Williams

Top 8 Most Watched Programs in 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we invite you to look back at the most watched Council programs of 2018. From a review of President Trump's first year in office, to celebrating India's 70 years of independence, these were discussions that captured your attention and helped set the tone for an eventful year. Below is a ranking of our TOP EIGHT most watched programs across Facebook and YouTube. Check out the events our digital audience could not afford to miss!

#8 Russia, China, and Iran: Reshaping the International Order?

In the comprehensive study, Dina Esfandiary of Harvard's Belfer Center and Ariane Tabatabai of the Rand Corporation address the substance of the "triple axis," China, Russia, and Iran, and how they are reshaping the global order.


#7 The Great Delusion: America and the Liberal International Order

Listen to University of Chicago professor John Mearsheimer discuss the failure of liberal hegemony with WBEZ's Worldview Host Jerome McDonnell.


#6 The Trump Presidency: One Year Later

A review of President Donald Trump's first year in office with David Axelrod, McKay Coppins, Timothy Naftali, and Kori Schake.


#5 Madeleine Albright on Fascism: A Warning

Former United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright recounts a personal and urgent examination of fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world.


#4 Reimagining Pakistan

Former Pakistan Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani offers a candid discussion of Pakistan’s origins and its current failings, with suggestions for reconsidering its ideology, and identifies a national purpose greater than the rivalry with India.


#3 Democracy's Crisis of Identity

Stanford University professor Francis Fukuyama argues the risk identity politics brings to a democratic country.


#2 Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism

WBEZ's Worldview Host Jerome McDonnell and renowned geopolitical analyst (and satirical puppeteer) Ian Bremmer discuss the economic, technological, and social forces that have created a dangerous climate of us vs. them across the West.


#1 India's Journey: 70 Years of Independence

In our most watched program of all time, tune in on this panel discussion on what India must do to become a decisive force on the world stage.


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