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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.
Investigative reporter Catherine Belton joins Deep Dish to examine the people that surround Russia’s enigmatic leader – and the financial ties to the West that makes the Kremlin’s dominance possible.
The Igarapé Institute’s Ilona Szabó and the Financial Times' Andres Schipani join Deep Dish to examine the implications of social, political, and economic turmoil in South America’s largest economy.
University of Wisconsin-Madison historian Brenda Gayle Plummer joins Deep Dish to examine what the United States must learn from systemic racism's influence on our past in order to fix our foreign policy.
Facing a lack of support and a disconnect between national migration policies and local integration strategies, a small but growing number of cities are increasingly engaging in diplomacy to reshape migration narratives at the global level.
In the coming months, local communication will merit special attention as a key tool to combat discrimination and turn the COVID-19 challenge into an opportunity for moving societies towards inclusion and social cohesion, rather than xenophobia.
Jamil Anderlini, the Financial Times’ Asia editor, and Kurt Tong, former US Consul General in Hong Kong, join Deep Dish to examine how Hong Kong might impact the US-China rivalry.
Global Cities and ACLS/Mellon Public Fellow at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Samuel Kling, takes a minute to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on big cities and how cities can benefit from high density in a pandemic.
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Today marks the the one-year anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal signing. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Iran has complied with its initial obligations of reducing its stockpile of low-enriched uranium and undertaking revisions of its nuclear facilities. But what has the deal meant for nuclear nonproliferation? Career ambassadors James F. Jeffrey and Thomas Pickering weigh in.
Remarks on the future of Europe and America delivered by Council President Ivo Daalder upon his acceptance of an honorary doctorate in civil law, awarded by the University of Kent, July 13, 2016.
Federal immigration reform would allow US companies to hire the world’s best and brightest, especially STEM students educated in the US, and provide a significant boost to the American economy.
With the crisis in Syria and gridlock in Iraq, Kurdish nationalists may have a historic opportunity to create an independent Kurdish state.
At this week's NATO summit, it is urgent for leaders to strengthen military ties to Europe in order to improve its defense capacity, writes Council president and former US NATO Ambassador Ivo H. Daalder.
As the program season winds down for the summer, we’re recapping the top five most-watched Council videos of 2016, so far.
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.
The world is entering a new age of anxiety. As agents of openness, moderation, and pragmatism, global cities provide the antidote to growing national isolationism in an otherwise politically volatile era.
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.