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The Alliance for Security Democracy’s Laura Rosenberger and Stanford University’s Jacob Helberg join Deep Dish to discuss digital interference, misinformation, and data privacy within the lens of geopolitics.
Seventy-five years after Hiroshima, former deputy secretary of energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall and Stanford University’s Scott Sagan join Deep Dish to examine the threat of nuclear weapons today.
The Council on Foreign Relations’ Mira Rapp-Hooper joins Deep Dish to explain why the alliance system is still essential for America’s global leadership – but must be remade to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Can an administration that up to this point has been belligerent towards traditional US democratic allies and has rejected many forms of multilateralism be able to turn the page and shift from "America First" to "American Led"?
The Council's Ian Klaus examines the importance of civil society in the urban response to COVID-19.
The Council on Foreign Relations’ Adam Segal joins Deep Dish to explain the battles between China and the US over products like Huawei and TikTok, their role in US foreign policy, and why US allies are choosing sides.
This week on Deep Dish, the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Judd Devermont and the Financial Times’ Neil Munshi explain why Mali’s instability is a threat to Africa’s Sahel region — soon to be the West’s largest conflict zone.
Former Netanyahu foreign policy advisor Jonathan Schachter and Brookings’ Tamara Cofman Wittes join Deep Dish to examine how Israel’s foreign policy has changed and the way the country’s relationships will shape the future.
The Council's Sam Kling explains why the rising number of COVID-19 cases nationwide provides an opportunity to re-examine assumptions about the virus’s relationship to city life.
Lawyer and author Alina Das joins Deep Dish to share the stories that give a face to decades of legislation criminalizing immigrants — and what we can do to begin to fix the system.
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With the death of Chancellor Helmut Kohl on June 16th, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs lost a longtime friend and admirer, writes John E. Rielly, President Emeritus of the Council.
Macron's victory signals a move away from populism, toward a dynamic centrism that is unapologetic about supporting the European Union.
China, Russia, and the United States, three of the biggest players in global energy markets, use energy in very different ways, giving rise to complex geopolitical issues that will play out over the next few decades. Adam Sieminski, energy and geopolitics expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, explains the implications of global energy dynamics on this week's episode of Deep Dish.
We asked Moon Chung-in, special aide on security and diplomacy to the President of South Korea, what he thought South Korea should do about emerging threats from North Korea. Hear what he had to say.
Urbanization and globalization are empowering cities and reshaping the world’s political order.
On this week's Deep Dish, Governor Claudio Orrego of Santiago, Chile joins us to discuss the unique challenges and advantages of his metropolitan constituency and how big cities can work together to enact change on a global scale.
Recognizing the value of data in urban planning, Council sponsor Grant Thornton's managing principal, Scott King, shows how some of the most successful global cities have implemented data into their strategies for urban development and explains that private sector insights and experiences can be extremely valuable for global cities.
How did President Trump's first foreign trip go? From the Middle East speech on Islam to the NATO summit in Brussels and the G7 summit in Sicily, Trump's trip was ambitious and full of real and symbolic action. On this week's Deep Dish, three Council experts give their review of how the trip went and what it did or did not accomplish.
There are many notable aspects of the Trump administration’s foreign policy, but amongst the most important is the apparent separation between America’s interests and its values.
The world is facing unprecedented and catastrophic levels of population displacement. Cities are the primary reception point for new arrivals, including refugees. Cities will also need to step up to meet this challenge, says Robert Muggah, co-founder of the Igarapé Institute and SecDev Group.
President Donald Trump visited NATO headquarters. It could have been a remarkable opportunity, one for the new president to follow every president since Eisenhower in affirming US commitment to the central principle the alliance. Trump, however, did not.
Remarks by Penny Pritzker about the economic costs of Trump’s policies on trade and immigration.
Remarks by Michael H. Moskow about international trade and how to help those hurt by trade or the challenges of technological change.
The apparent concession of American hegemony to China has alarmed many Americans, but it seems unclear what, if anything, can be done.
By many measures, the global economy is steadily rebounding," writes Council President Ivo Daalder. But as This Week’s Reads show, "protectionism, inequality, and ossified bureaucracy and politics" all threaten this present momentum.