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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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The question overshadowing Emmanuel Macron's state visit was whether Macron’s good relationship can translate into influence on the direction of US policy.
The United States, joined by allies the United Kingdom and France, struck Syria last week in response to a chemical weapons attack. Deep Dish this week asks what were the goals of this air strike, and did it achieve them?
It’s rare these days to see bipartisan agreement on any foreign policy issues. But assistance to Colombia is one of the bright exceptions.
Illiberalism thrives when popular concerns about external threats are directed toward internal institutions and protections. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's reelection used this ideology to reject the "other" and establish deeper illiberal roots in Central Europe.
President Trump said Syria would pay a "high price" if it is confirmed that the Assad regime deployed chemical weapons in the attack on Douma, Syria. Deep Dish weighs what his options and the consequences are for such a price.
In the lead-up to our "Poets of the Podium: The Art of Speechwriting" program with the Poetry Foundation, the Council hosted a global affairs limerick competition - quite possibly the first ever of its kind. Now, having pored through the prose, here are our five wholly un-academic takeaways.
National Security Council alums from both sides of the aisle sit down to look at what responsibilities and challenges President Trump's new National Security Advisor will face on the job.
Niamh King, vice president for programs and strategic content at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, briefly recounts a few of Cherif Bassiouni’s appearances at the Council and highlight the moments and insights that have stayed with her.
In this episode, we pause to consider the real human lives impacted by the headlines we read about Syria.
John Bolton’s task will be to balance the roles of process manager and presidential counselor better than his predecessors did. That may prove challenging.
No one can doubt that Russia is acting like a major international threat, and Vladmir Putin's reelection means that the threat is here to stay. Fortunately, we are seeing signs of the West beginning to step up.
Ambassador Barbara Stephenson is president of the American Foreign Service Association.
As diplomacy gets underway in preparing for the historic meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, it is important to note how unusual this entire process has been.