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The US president and the North Korean leader have met twice now, but more is needed than a good relationship between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to reach a deal on denuclearization.
Five years after Russia annexed Crimea and on the eve of an important election, is Ukraine turning more toward the European Union and Brussels or toward Putin and Moscow?
The US military has intensified its campaign against al Shabaab in Somalia in recent weeks and months. But what is the US goal in Somalia and why is al Shabaab a target?
Prime Minister Netanyahu faces corruption charges ahead of Israel’s election and the subsequent rollout of President Trump’s Mideast peace plan. Douglas J. Feith and Aaron David Miller join Deep Dish to discuss what it all means for US-Israel relations.
Tensions between two nuclear powers have escalated in recent days. Former US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter and Tanvi Madan of the Brookings Institution explain the brinkmanship.
Today, there are nearly 8 billion people on the planet, meaning nearly 8 billion people in need of daily nutritional sustenance. This presents new challenges that threaten our fragile global food system.
The Midwest was America’s first frontier, then the foundation of the country’s agricultural and industrial might. It was the birthplace of great industries and a mecca for migrants seeking a better life and new economic opportunity.
In our this episode, architect and novelist Lesley Lokko explains urbanism, the importance of culture in cities, and how architecture contributes to a city's culture.
There isn't enough data about women and girls, which is why the data we do have is widely used and influential. It’s also why the revelation that one of the most often cited statistics about women is fabricated shook scholars and practitioners alike.
The 91st Academy Awards take place on Sunday in Los Angeles, but international markets, led by China, have eclipsed the domestic market in importance for the US movie industry, rewriting the rules about what kinds of films get made.
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A week from the summit, we can say for certain that the president and his team got a very important process rolling, but we stumbled out the gate, and it's now time for the real work to start.
Our new web series, Wait Just a Minute, asks experts to answer complex questions about global affairs in 60 seconds. In this episode, former White House economic adviser under George W. Bush and the Council’s senior global economy fellow, answers questions in just 60 seconds about China’s trade practices, who wins in a trade war, and the likelihood of NAFTA surviving.
The West has faced many crises before, such as during the Vietnam War. However, Council president Ivo Daalder writes in This Week's Reads that this time feels different, and its consequences longer lasting.
Metro Minneapolis-St. Paul is home to one of the highest percentages of foreign-born residents in the Midwest. Following the Chicago Council’s recent roundtable in Detroit, key stakeholders convened in Minneapolis to discuss the Council’s Ready to Work report and how the foreign-born are incorporated into workforce development plans in Minnesota.
The battle between authoritarianism and liberal democracy will be waged in cities. While the stakes remain national, urban areas, where the majority of people live and work, have become the main arenas in which our governance will be decided. The United States and others would do well to start prioritising urban policy as central to their foreign policies.
Wondering what is all this hype about global cities? There are several things you need to know about global cities, starting with the fact that you’re probably living in one.
In this Wait Just a Minute episode, Navy fellow and commanding officer Thomas Bodine answers questions about the upcoming US-North Korea summit, China’s stake in it, and how it might affect US dealings with Iran.
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.