Analysis on issues that transcend borders and transform how people, business, and governments engage the world.
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.
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.
The Turkish currency crisis was started by a mix of domestic policy decisions and intensifying tariffs from the United States. Experts join the podcast to examine how Turkey got here, and if it will impact other countries' economies.
Our new web series, Wait Just a Minute, asks experts to answer complex questions about global affairs in 60 seconds. In this episode, military historian and author Eliot Cohen answers questions in just 60 seconds about the international order, America First, and US alliances.
What would the conclusion of America's longest war look like? Two former ambassadors explore on this week's podcast.
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The Trump administration submitted a list of “Immigration Principles and Policies” to Congress. Sara McElmurry says Trump can better put America first if he makes key revisions to his immigration wish list.
Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump each campaigned on the promise of a foreign policy more restrained than his predecessor.
The United States and Britain enjoy a special relationship, but can it hold against the winds of change? UK Minister of State Alan Duncan joined us to discuss.
M. Cherif Bassiouni sadly passed away last week. Known as the “father of international criminal law” and a driving force behind the creation of international criminal tribunals, Bassiouni was tireless in his quest to bring justice to the victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide in South Africa, Bosnia, Bahrain, and elsewhere.
We asked Gayle Smith of the ONE Campaign what she would do if she could wave a magic wand to eliminate one cause of extreme poverty. See what she said.
We are witnessing a dealignment in European politics, with political parties spinning off and multiplying, to try and capture votes of a splintered and increasingly polarized electorate.
The International Rescue Committee deemed today's hunger crisis “the least reported but most important issue of our time.” This week’s episode of Deep Dish outrages and inspires as Roger Thurow explains the injustices of stunting and tells inspirational stories of those overcoming hunger.
One More Question with Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen
We asked Lilianne Ploumen why family planning was such an important foreign policy priority for her, and when she started getting involved in the issue. See what she said.
America First foreign policy is torn between respecting the sovereignty of other states absolutely and contradicting that very notion.
“Textbook ethnic cleansing” of the Muslim Rohingya minority continues in Western Myanmar. How do the internal politics of Myanmar, and it’s fragile democracy under Aung San Suu Kyi, explain the tepid response of the international community to this horrific attack on a forsaken people? Azeem Ibrahim, author of “The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide,” joins Brian Hanson on this week’s Deep Dish.
Why does America have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in the first place, and what will policy changes mean for economic and national security? On the latest Deep Dish podcast, Council experts Sara McElmurry and Cécile Shea join host Brian Hanson to discuss the economic, human, and foreign policy implications of today’s renewed focus on DACA.
The question is not whether national borders will dissolve. Rather, will borders continue to multiply, resulting in 225, 250 or even 300 states?
When a community must address an issue that impacts the health, safety or quality of life for its neighbors, where is the best place to look for help? Is it the government or academic institutions? Perhaps it’s nonprofit organizations. Or maybe hope lies with local businesses. Increasingly, for many issues that impact our world today, the answer is: all of the above.
The United States has learned a lot since the terrorist attacks in 2001 about distinguishing between a danger and an existential threat.
Moscow is gearing up for its Zapad 2017 military exercises, which the Kremlin claims are purely defensive. They're not.