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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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.
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Zimbabwe's first election in decades is key to its post-Mugabe future.
Two renowned political theorists believe they have the keys to conflict prevention.
Six weeks after the Singapore summit between North Korea's Kim Jong-Un and President Donald Trump, it’s worth checking in on what’s happened in terms of implementing the promises both leaders made.
Immigrants are a vital part of Wisconsin's future economic stability and labor force. Wisconsin's workforce development strategies must consider the importance and unique characteristics of immigrant workers to ensure that the state does not squander its advantage.
Russian election interference changed the cyber playing field.
Former US Ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder comments on this week's NATO summit and what to look for at the upcoming meeting between President Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.
While Trump could use a successful NATO summit to hold Putin to account for his misdeeds in Ukraine and U.S. election interference, he appears more interested in seeking to improve relations with Russia, even if it’s at NATO’s expense.
The United States has gone from threats to action on a number of trade fronts. China and Europe are both retaliating, while NAFTA negotiations continue to slog on. To help see the big picture, global economy fellow Phil Levy joins Brian Hanson on the latest Deep Dish podcast.
Whether your summer plans take you to Singapore or Saugatuck we hope you find some time to relax, disconnect, and dive into the Council’s summer reading list.
How should the United States and NATO respond to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory? While Ankara remains a formal ally, it can no longer be viewed as a partner.