| By Rana Foroohar, Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Hard Truths about Big Tech and the US Economy

Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple are massive companies, commanding so much of the market that they are now being called monopolies. Rana Foroohar explains how these data-fueled tech behemoths are disrupting the US economy and American politics.






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| By Ivo H. Daalder

This Week's Reads - Water Security Demands Attention

We often overlook water’s global security implications, such as civil unrest or mass migration. With Cape Town's water supplies dwindling, it's time to get serious about preparing for and preventing water-driven conflict around the world.



| By Ivo H. Daalder

This Week's Reads - Foreign Policy Trade-Offs in China

Despite China's unfair trading practices or increasing competitiveness with the United States, key US foreign policy objectives cannot be achieved without China’s active cooperation. The United States must strike a delicate balance for it to hold China accountable while maintaining a strategic partnership.



| By Ivo H. Daalder

This Week's Reads – Walking Away from Iran Deal Won’t Get Trump a Better Deal. With Iran or North Korea

Donald Trump ran for office saying he was the best deal maker for America. Yesterday, he announced that he was walking away from the Iran nuclear agreement arguing he could get a better deal than the one Barack Obama struck in 2015. He may well have been right. A better deal was in the offing, but by withdrawing from the current agreement he made getting it that much more unlikely.


| By Brian Hanson, Karl Friedhoff, Jonathan Cheng

Deep Dish: What's Driving North Korea Negotiations?

President Trump's "Maximum pressure" campaign could be working, or Kim Jong-un's playbook could be running the show. After an historic South-North summit, The Wall Street Journal's bureau chief in Seoul, South Korea, Jonathan Cheng, joins the Council's Karl Friedhoff to examine the drivers and developments leading up to President Trump's meeting with Kim Jong-un.




| By Brian Hanson, Saeid Golkar, Ilan Goldenberg

Deep Dish: What Happens After the Iran Deal?

The Iran deal is vulnerable from a few different angles. President Trump may abandon it on principle, Iran's leaders are in a precarious domestic political position and may be willing to renegotiate, and Israel made a bold move to discredit it this week. Deep Dish this week asks what this means for the deal and the players involved.


| By Brian Hanson, Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis

Deep Dish: The US Navy and the South China Sea

The US Navy will not be deterred, explains Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis. While China builds up in the South China Sea, the Navy expands its capability to enforce maritime norms across the seas. In this week's Deep Dish, Lewis dives into the US Navy's latest steps to challenge its near-peer rivals.