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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How did the United States arrive at its current immigration situation, with family separations happening until Wednesday, and what inspires migration flows as large as the one to the US-Mexico border?
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.