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Experts discuss how US sanctions on Iran are shifting the strategic calculus for Tehran to retaliate, creating a situation reminiscent of the sequence in 1941 that led Imperial Japan to attack the US naval base in Hawaii.
More than a million people have taken to the streets in Hong Kong to protest a proposed extradition bill to mainland China. But what happens now that the bill has been suspended?
From the United States to China, from liberalism to warfare, the Russian president recently shared his thoughts with Financial Times editor Lionel Barber, who joins the podcast to discuss.
"It seems as if batteries, more specifically lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, are everywhere," J. Thomas Chapin, vice president of research at UL, explained at the 2019 Pritzker Forum on Global Cities in Chicago
Sudan is careening towards a crisis. Armed groups are fighting for control and Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, and the United States are each vying for influence.
Jess Fanzo, professor of food policy and ethics and editor-in-chief of Global Food Security Journal, takes a minute to answer questions on why obesity is rising across the globe and what can be done about it.
Despite the vast amount of research and data available, it shouldn’t be surprising that large gaps in urban knowledge persist.
For each bold move abroad, China seems confronted with new vulnerabilities at home, including the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.
As the UK Conservative Party prepares to select its new leader, Council President Ivo Daalder answers a question about whether the next prime minister can deliver a Brexit deal.
President Donald Trump has touted a new agreement with Mexico to stem the flow of migrants into the United States. But Mexican officials claimed both sides were still evaluating the situation.
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City governments now represent more people than at any other time in history, and local leaders are increasingly taking center stage in global affairs.
President Trump has just ended tariffs that had been levied on Canada last year in the name of national security. But where do US-Canada relations go from here?
It's been a full year since President Trump ended US participation in the Iran nuclear deal, but in just the last few days, tensions between Tehran and Washington have ramped up considerably.
The spread of internet-connected smartphones in India is upending everything from jobs and marriage to politics and education.
Derek Scissors, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, takes a minute to answer questions about the economies of China, India, and the United States.
The Council's Daniel Drezner joins the latest Deep Dish podcast to discuss how trade disputes could spark World War III and why US grand strategy is more or less dead.
Council President Ivo Daalder answers a question about which factors could lead China and the United States into a full-scale military conflict.
One of the newest and most ambitious approaches to combating climate change seeks to eliminate the concept of waste. It's known as the circular economy.
Machines are thinking and acting more like human. But that is only half the story. Artificial Intelligence is also changing what it means to be human.
In this episode, Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India Raghuram Rajan takes a minute to explain what bananas reveal about markets and governments, the importance of communities in economics, and whether China or India has a more enviable economy.
Warming ties between Iraq and Iran, and souring ties between the United States and both, raise the question: Did Iran come out as the real winner of the Iraq war?
President Erdogan’s long-dominant political party lost elections in Ankara and Istanbul last week. At the same time, a dispute between Washington and Ankara over Turkey buying Russian weapons has hurt ties between the NATO allies.
In this episode, Council distinguished fellow Ertharin Cousin explains the difference between outbreaks, pandemics, and epidemics; what's changed since the Ebola outbreak in 2014 and the one happening today; and how political instability impacts health systems.
Hoda Muthana’s and Shamima Begum’s requests to return to their home countries after joining ISIS have put women’s roles in terrorism at the center of popular news and conversations about violent extremism.
Chicago's property tax assessment system has been a serious source of risk, uncertainty, and global reputational concern.