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UChicago's Rochelle Terman and Paul Poast join Deep Dish to debate the two competing options when it comes to the United States supporting democracy movements abroad.
Last week, President Vladimir Putin announced sweeping plans widely viewed as a means to extend his political power after his current presidential term ends in 2024.
Deep Dish: Strange Bedfellows — Anti-Immigrant Conservatives and Environmentalists Join Forces in Europe
Chancellor Sebastian Kurz of Austria, the young head of a conservative party deeply opposed to immigration, has just formed a coalition government with Austria’s Green party. The odd pairing holds lessons for the larger realignment of left-right politics across Europe.
Following the killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani last week, Iraq’s parliament voted to ask the prime minister to oust US forces from the country. It comes after violent protests in Iraq against both the Iraqi government and the US embassy in Baghdad.
In retaliation for the killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, Iran fired a dozen missiles on two bases in Iraq housing US troops. After, President Trump said Iran "appears to be standing down." But is it?
Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, joins Deep Dish to examine why changes in the nature of war have complicated the way international law governs humanitarian crises and urban conflict.
The Diplomat senior editor Ankit Panda takes a minute to discuss North Korea's nuclear program, the range and size of its arsenal, and denuclearization.
Ever since the Kremlin's invasion of Ukraine in 2014 and its meddling in US elections in 2016, relations between Moscow and Washington have gone from bad to worse. Should the United States actively work to improve relations or not?
Paul A. Volcker, chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, died earlier this week. The Council's Michael H. Moskow shares his insights on why Volcker is an 'American hero' for his work in monetary policy and public service.
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National security, alliances, immigration, and trade wars have already surfaced in debates and speeches by 2020 US presidential candidates. But how do the candidates’ ideas match those of Americans overall?
Australia has long been a strong ally of the United States, but new challenges and opportunities, including the rise of China, confront the alliance in the twenty-first century.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that Israel will annex part of the Jordan Valley if he stays in power after elections on September 17. The decision comes as tensions with Hezbollah in Lebanon and with Iran-backed militias in Syria flare up.
Council Women, Peace, and Security Fellow Katelyn Jones takes a minute to answer questions on equality, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
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.
Running high in the polls ahead of state elections on September 1, the far-right-wing party Alternative for Germany (AfD) has become a formitable challenger to traditional centrist parties.
Citing the overwhelming prevalence of gender inequality globally, Emmanuel Macron focused this year’s G-7 summit on feasible solutions to enhance gender equality.
Indonesia's massive, overcrowded capital is sinking due to climate change and depleted ground water. Now President Joko Widodo wants to move the capital and build an entirely new city.
Each year approximately 30 students from leading research universities around the world participate in the global student delegation program at the Pritzker Forum on Global Cities. Promising students who have demonstrated a commitment to improving global cities and are enrolled in a master’s or PhD program are nominated by their host universities to attend. The 2019 delegation included 30 students from 20 countries, including China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, Israel, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Their biographies are available here.
The following series of contributions are their reflections and insights inspired by and drawn from their experience attending the 2019 Pritzker Forum.
On July 31, 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) officially ceased its operations, marking a turning point in the modern urban resiliency movement to create cities that can bounce back from disaster. In six years, the Rockefeller Foundation-funded initiative brought a standardized urban resilience framework to cities across the globe, facilitating the development of more than 80 resilience plans in the process. As a result of its work, urban resiliency planning has become a common practice for city governments, with many institutionalizing the position of a chief resiliency officer.
Narendra Modi’s government has revoked the constitutional provision that had long granted special autonomy to India-administered Kashmir, once again tearing open tensions between India and Pakistan.
Bad blood between the two US allies goes back decades, but its reemergence today raises new questions about stability and security in the region at a particularly tense moment.
On June 28, 2019, Congressmen Ted W. Lieu (D-CA33) and Joe Wilson (R-SC02) introduced H.R.3571, the “City and State Diplomacy Act.” The Act seeks to mandate a senior official at the State Department charged with “supervision (including policy oversight of resources) of Federal support for subnational engagements by State and municipal governments with foreign governments.” The position would be at the ambassadorial level, and “Ambassador Subnat” would require the consent of the Senate and oversee a new Office of Subnational Diplomacy.
All eyes turned to Tunisia in 2011, when the Arab Spring took off following the death of a Tunisian street vendor. Today, the world is again watching Tunisia after the death of its first democratically elected president.
The UN is much more than just colorful speeches from leaders each September in New York and vetoed resolutions in the Security Council.