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| By Michele Acuto

A Multilateral Window for City Diplomacy

Dr. Michele Acuto, director of the City Leadership Initiative at University College London and nonresident fellow, details how cities are gaining influence on critical issues in global affairs and becoming core drivers in international efforts.


Pathways to a Clean Environment

A recent conference presented by the University of Chicago and Tsinghua University in Beijing took a look at environmental governance in China and the United States. Research associate Andrew Morimoto highlights some of the findings.



Syria and ISIS in the Wake of Brussels

With last Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels serving as a backdrop to the somber conversation, The Washington Post’s David Ignatius talked with Council president Ivo Daalder on March 23 about ISIS and the ongoing war in Syria. 


| By Noah J. Toly

Jihad vs Global Cities

Global cities are frequent targets of terrorist, but they are also sites of radicalization and recruitment. Senior fellow on Global Cities Noah Toly explains the necessity in security efforts that address the roots of radicalization.


How Art Can Help Diffuse Middle East Tensions New

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, a Gulf-based columnist and Twitter commentator on Arab affairs and a speaker at this year's Chicago Forum on Global Cities, details how art exhibitions in Dubai have made promising steps in building connections across Middle Eastern cultures.






On Smartphones and Statecraft

How Apple’s intensifying spat with the FBI over encrypted iPhone data has become the focus of a far wider debate over privacy, security, and the roles of business and government in cyber defense.