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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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Climate change threatens the very basis of human survival everywhere - from nation states to cities. Though national authorities are doing little to combat global warming, city leaders are embracing the challenge
My recent trip to Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan as part of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs leadership study mission revealed a region at a tipping point.
As International Enrollment Dips, Midwest College Towns Should Double-Down on Welcoming Foreign Students
University of Iowa’s 13 percent dip in international enrollment may prove to be an unfortunate bellwether for the country: that the challenges of allowing international students to stay in the U.S. are now eclipsed by the urgency of convincing them to come in the first place.
Ma Jun is China's leading environmental activist.
Saudi Arabia says Lebanon and Iran have declared war on it. Meanwhile, its crown prince initiated sweeping arrests of his family and other government officials.
President Trump is preparing to visit China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Hawaii from Nov. 3 - 13. In the latest Deep Dish, we gathered a group of Asia experts to dissect the potential pitfalls and opportunities that await in each leg of his journey, as well as what to watch for during the trip.
The Russian president is consumed with preserving the status quo, and actively opposed to anything approximating liberal democracy or a routine transition of power.
The megacities of Southeast Asia share global aspirations, strengths, and opportunities. As these cities strive for global prominence, a deliberate, coordinated strategy could guide their efforts toward more integrated global engagement.
Nature and international relations both abhor a vacuum. Xi’s China stands ready to fill it.
CSIS's Daniel Runde brings context and clarity to the unsettled scene in Catalonia.
What caused Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Crimea—and what is the solution? We asked Washington Post columnist and Red Famine author Anne Applebaum, see what she said.
The odds of NAFTA renegotiations successfully concluding on time are vanishingly small, says the Council's trade expert Phil Levy.
In the new issue of Foreign Affairs, Council President Ivo Daalder explains that the Kremlin has been up to much more than just meddling in elections.
While the president has already made clear he does not like the deal, Trump has not yet said which of the two factions within the “decertify” camp he sides with, or even if he has decided between them.
President Trump’s America First policy reorients the past 70 years of US foreign policy. Has the American public reoriented too? Our public opinion team tested the appeal of different foreign policy approaches to see where the public stood in comparison with President Trump on a range of foreign policy questions. Listen to this week’s Deep Dish to hear the results