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Since 2017, more than 700,000 Rohingya have fled to neighboring Bangladesh, attempting to escape what has been called an ethnic cleansing campaign involving mass rapes and killings.
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.
Cities around the world have begun to map their own strategies onto the SDGs to accelerate progress on their own local goals, and Chicago should too.
Democratic breakdown in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the resurgence of authoritarian leaders around the world, suggest that democracy promotion is a failed project.
The US Congress has not approved a use of force since 2002. Oona A. Hathaway of Yale Law School joins Deep Dish to lay out a step-by-step plan for Congress to revive its war powers.
The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his role in ending a 20-year military stalemate between Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Journalist Graeme Wood, author of The Way of the Strangers: Encounters With the Islamic State, takes a minute to discuss the difference between ISIS and Al Qaeda, and if ISIS has truly been defeated.
More than 1,200 days have passed since Britain's referendum to leave the European Union, but little has been decided in that time about how Brexit will actually take place.
October 7 marks 18 years since the launch of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Yet the Taliban and other insurgents continue to launch attacks, hold terrain, and decimate the US-backed Afghan security forces.
On October 1, the Chinese Communist Party marks seven decades in power, and yet the troubled legacy of revolutionary founder Mao Zedong looms over the People's Republic of China still today.
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The spread of internet-connected smartphones in India is upending everything from jobs and marriage to politics and education.
Derek Scissors, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, takes a minute to answer questions about the economies of China, India, and the United States.
The Council's Daniel Drezner joins the latest Deep Dish podcast to discuss how trade disputes could spark World War III and why US grand strategy is more or less dead.
Council President Ivo Daalder answers a question about which factors could lead China and the United States into a full-scale military conflict.
One of the newest and most ambitious approaches to combating climate change seeks to eliminate the concept of waste. It's known as the circular economy.
Machines are thinking and acting more like human. But that is only half the story. Artificial Intelligence is also changing what it means to be human.
In this episode, Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India Raghuram Rajan takes a minute to explain what bananas reveal about markets and governments, the importance of communities in economics, and whether China or India has a more enviable economy.
Warming ties between Iraq and Iran, and souring ties between the United States and both, raise the question: Did Iran come out as the real winner of the Iraq war?
President Erdogan’s long-dominant political party lost elections in Ankara and Istanbul last week. At the same time, a dispute between Washington and Ankara over Turkey buying Russian weapons has hurt ties between the NATO allies.
In this episode, Council distinguished fellow Ertharin Cousin explains the difference between outbreaks, pandemics, and epidemics; what's changed since the Ebola outbreak in 2014 and the one happening today; and how political instability impacts health systems.
Hoda Muthana’s and Shamima Begum’s requests to return to their home countries after joining ISIS have put women’s roles in terrorism at the center of popular news and conversations about violent extremism.
Chicago's property tax assessment system has been a serious source of risk, uncertainty, and global reputational concern.
President Trump has signed an executive order to formally recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Ambassador Dennis Ross joins Deep Dish to explain what's behind the decision.
Over 70 years, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has seen its share of successes and failures. Council President Ivo Daalder explains both on the latest episode of #AskIvo.
The world's population is expected to peak and then decline this century, reshaping everything from economic growth and immigration to government spending and climate change.