Analysis on issues that transcend borders and transform how people, business, and governments engage the world.
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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Brexit has ushered in a moment of profound uncertainty for the United Kingdom and has raised big questions about the future of Europe and the liberal world order. This week’s reads examine the Brexit outcome from important historical, political, and economic perspectives.
The Supreme Court’s impasse on the President's executive action on immigration leaves the status quo fully in place – a woefully outdated system unable to meet today’s economic and security realities.
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Council nonresident senior fellow Michele Acuto explores post-Brexit calls for the global city of London to break from the UK.
For forty years, Britain and the EU pretended they belonged together. Now, after decades inside the European club, its wants out. The vote may be a tragedy for both Britain and the EU, but it was foreordained.
What is the role of NATO in 2016 and beyond? This week’s reads from Council President Ivo H. Daalder consider both the internal and external challenges confronting the NATO allies.
We are one week away from the vote for Britain’s exit from the European Union. This week’s reads provide a snapshot of some different perspectives on Brexit’s pitfalls and promise.
Michael Tiboris explores whether economic inequality is the inevitable consequence of becoming a global city.
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This week’s reads illustrate some of the foreign policy issues at stake in the US election this November.
This week’s reads examine some of the pockets of authoritarianism that have emerged in America and abroad, as well as their causes and consequences.