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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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Recent years have shown that small tinkering with US warfighting, by adding a few more troops here or a few more bombs there, has achieved little.
The United States faces a new era of great power conflict, according to the Trump administration's new National Security Strategy and National Defense Strategy.
The new National Defense Strategy made news for identifying Russia and China as the gravest threats to America.
As the vanguard of globalization met in Davos, we asked senior economist Phil Levy for a tour of hot spots in the global economy.
The Trump administration will not renew the temporary protected status of more than 200,000 El Salvadorian nationals living in the United States.
Caution, restraint, prudence — all of these are critical when dealing with the most destructive weapons ever produced.
Which nation will do more to shape the international order going forward — the United States or China?
In Iran, what started as protests about food prices and inflation spread throughout the country, expanding in scope to include opposition to the theocratic regime itself.
The president and his advisers seem to relish the clarity with which they see competition as all-encompassing and cooperation as a charade.
US policy toward Moscow today is not quite what Donald Trump had envisaged during the campaign or the transition.
Take a look back at what we learned in the fall of 2017 with five great quotes from Council speakers!
Reflection on water contamination cases indicates a wide gap between local knowledge of environmental hazards and those charged with monitoring and enacting environmental regulation that could be improved by massively expanding the role of citizen data collection.
Bypassing the sitting president on foreign policy, even if done by the president-elect, jeopardizes US power and authority abroad.