Analysis on issues that transcend borders and transform how people, business, and governments engage the world.
It's been a full year since President Trump ended US participation in the Iran nuclear deal, but in just the last few days, tensions between Tehran and Washington have ramped up considerably.
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.
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Sheila Bair was front and center for the 2008 fiscal crises.
Council President Ivo Daalder answers questions on the latest global affairs news and foreign policy issues submitted via social media using #AskIvo.
President Trump has declared war on multilateralism.
The 47 of the 50 most violent cities in the world are in the Americas. How can these cities combat urban violence?
In this episode, CEO and cofounder of Water.org and WaterEquity, Gary White, explains the global water crisis, how cities can improve water access, what "water equity" is, and names his favorite movie from Water.org cofounder, Matt Damon.
"As in real wars, so in trade wars, once you start shooting in all directions, it becomes difficult to know what you’re aiming for or when it is time to stop," writes Council President Ivo Daalder. Following the latest round of escalatory drama in the US-China trade war, Daalder considers the Trump administrations's end goal in This Week's Reads.
As extreme weather increasingly uproots communities and economies, leading experts Simon Dalby and Joshua Busby join this week's Deep Dish podcast to predict how today’s climate change will affect tomorrow’s foreign policy.
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.
Every June Book Expo America brings the nation’s publishing houses together with book wholesalers, retailers, and marketers in New York. The event provides an opportunity to collect an unwieldy amount of free as-yet-unpublished books (pro tip: they’re not really free if you end up paying for an extra checked bag).
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.