Analysis on issues that transcend borders and transform how people, business, and governments engage the world.
The Trump administration made a stark attack on the International Criminal Court this week, including threatening sanctions. One of the court's founders joins the podcast to discuss.
Urban economist and Harvard professor Edward Glaeser shares ideas about the biggest opportunities and challenges facing cities and what cities can do to ensure economic growth and inspire innovation.
Poland is backsliding into autocracy, despite once being a model of democracy in post-war Eastern Europe. Experts join the podcast to look at what this means for the rest of the West.
Mexico and the United States announced a preliminary new NAFTA agreement early this week, which is now pending Canada's approval. Experts join the podcast to discuss the deal's substance and it's chances of being ratified before a number of deadlines.
Our new web series, Wait Just a Minute, asks experts to answer complex questions about global affairs in 60 seconds. In this episode, our senior global cities fellow, and former chief sustainability officer for the city of Chicago, Karen Weigert answers questions on climate change.
The Turkish currency crisis was started by a mix of domestic policy decisions and intensifying tariffs from the United States. Experts join the podcast to examine how Turkey got here, and if it will impact other countries' economies.
Our new web series, Wait Just a Minute, asks experts to answer complex questions about global affairs in 60 seconds. In this episode, military historian and author Eliot Cohen answers questions in just 60 seconds about the international order, America First, and US alliances.
What would the conclusion of America's longest war look like? Two former ambassadors explore on this week's podcast.
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The Iran deal is vulnerable from a few different angles. President Trump may abandon it on principle, Iran's leaders are in a precarious domestic political position and may be willing to renegotiate, and Israel made a bold move to discredit it this week. Deep Dish this week asks what this means for the deal and the players involved.
The question overshadowing Emmanuel Macron's state visit was whether Macron’s good relationship can translate into influence on the direction of US policy.
The United States, joined by allies the United Kingdom and France, struck Syria last week in response to a chemical weapons attack. Deep Dish this week asks what were the goals of this air strike, and did it achieve them?
It’s rare these days to see bipartisan agreement on any foreign policy issues. But assistance to Colombia is one of the bright exceptions.
Illiberalism thrives when popular concerns about external threats are directed toward internal institutions and protections. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's reelection used this ideology to reject the "other" and establish deeper illiberal roots in Central Europe.
President Trump said Syria would pay a "high price" if it is confirmed that the Assad regime deployed chemical weapons in the attack on Douma, Syria. Deep Dish weighs what his options and the consequences are for such a price.
In the lead-up to our "Poets of the Podium: The Art of Speechwriting" program with the Poetry Foundation, the Council hosted a global affairs limerick competition - quite possibly the first ever of its kind. Now, having pored through the prose, here are our five wholly un-academic takeaways.
National Security Council alums from both sides of the aisle sit down to look at what responsibilities and challenges President Trump's new National Security Advisor will face on the job.
Niamh King, vice president for programs and strategic content at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, briefly recounts a few of Cherif Bassiouni’s appearances at the Council and highlight the moments and insights that have stayed with her.
In this episode, we pause to consider the real human lives impacted by the headlines we read about Syria.
John Bolton’s task will be to balance the roles of process manager and presidential counselor better than his predecessors did. That may prove challenging.
No one can doubt that Russia is acting like a major international threat, and Vladmir Putin's reelection means that the threat is here to stay. Fortunately, we are seeing signs of the West beginning to step up.