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It is not possible for the president to make well-considered decisions without the detail and knowledge of seasoned officials, including unpopular and dissenting views revealed in the memoranda that emerge from the Sit Room.
President Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria will have wide-ranging consequences for US policy in Syria.
A president's ability to enact a vision is constrained by international laws and by the willingness of allies and partners to go along with what the White House wants.
President Donald Trump's recent decisions have added new urgency to an old debate: Should the European Union have its own army?
Three reports in the WPS space released in late-2018 underscore the need to rethink gender and conflict by challenging dominant understandings of genocide, jihadist groups, and gang violence.
The second largest Ebola outbreak in history is raging on in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and international response has been comparatively quiet.
German Marshall Fund president and former member of the National Security Council, Karen Donfried answers questions on a post-Merkel Germany, if Russia can be contained without the United States, and why Americans should care about European affairs.
Lost amid the fallout from President Trump’s Syria decision were reports that the commander in chief had also decided to withdraw half of the 14,000 US troops deployed in Afghanistan.
Against the advice of his entire national security team, President Donald Trump has ordered the full withdrawal of 2,000 US ground troops from Syria within 30 days.
The massive Marriott records breach was the latest in a series of economic espionage cases attributed to China.
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Former president of the Brookings Institution, diplomat, and journalist Strobe Talbott joins this week's Deep Dish podcast.
Spain's Congress is holding a vote this week that could end Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's government. What does this mean for Spanish politics, no matter the outcome? Spain's Ambassador to the United States joins Brian Hanson to discuss.
Council President Ivo Daalder answers questions on the latest global affairs or foreign policy issues and news submitted by his followers via social media using #AskIvo
The Chicago Council recently convened representatives of private industry, immigrant advocacy, workforce development, and local government in Detroit to examine the landscape and challenges of integrating immigrants into Southeast Michigan’s workforce. Several key themes emerged from the discussions.
As international negotiations on migration governance continue, cities should be encouraged to play a bigger role in shaping global commitments and their implementation.
We often overlook water’s global security implications, such as civil unrest or mass migration. With Cape Town's water supplies dwindling, it's time to get serious about preparing for and preventing water-driven conflict around the world.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro handily won reelection, but the international community rejected his election as a sham.
Despite China's unfair trading practices or increasing competitiveness with the United States, key US foreign policy objectives cannot be achieved without China’s active cooperation. The United States must strike a delicate balance for it to hold China accountable while maintaining a strategic partnership.
After weeks of popular protest, Armenia's Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan stepped down and parliament confirmed his replacement, opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan.
The North-South Korean summit between Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in this week was nothing short of extraordinary, but it is essential for the international community to maintain a level of skepticism when it comes to negotiating with North Korea.
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.