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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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Since 2014, Russian leaders and media have presented to the Russian people the skewed image of a Ukraine overrun by neo-Nazis, fascists, and criminals.
During the latest North Korea crisis, too little attention was paid to allies South Korea and Japan.
With news that North Korea may have the capability to launch a miniaturized nuclear weapon on an intercontinental ballistic missile, can the North Korea can be kicked any further down the road? In this summer bonus episode, Brian Hanson discusses with Kori Schake and Jim Lindsay, alums of the national security council and leading voices in foreign policy and national security.
Tensions with Pyongyang have ratcheted up sharply in the past week. But emerging threats should be seen in the context of a long-term strategy.
I have just returned from a three-week trip to New Zealand and Australia. A change of pace and place can do wonders for your perspective.
As part of the Council’s mission to provide insight and influence the public discourse, we created Deep Dish on Global Affairs, a podcast that goes beyond the headlines on critical global issues. With foreign policy and international relations in constant flux, Deep Dish brings together experts in politics, government, defense, finance, and wherever the news is happening to dig deep into current affairs.
From Iran to Canada, the Trump administration has a number of tough negotiations ahead.
In a flash talk delivered at the 2017 Chicago Forum on Global Cities, poet Demetrius Amparan spoke about what he would do if he were mayor.
We asked Gideon Rachman, chief foreign affairs columnist at the Financial Times, for his thoughts about the shifting balance of global economic power between the East and the West. See what he said.
Summer reading lists are about as ubiquitous this time of year as sunburns and cookouts, but not all of them exhibit a global affairs oeuvre. Here are seven great works featured in the 2016-17 Council program season that you can learn from, as well as videos of the authors speaking on the Council stage.
The G20 has concluded, presidents Trump and Putin finally met in person, and America’s allies are growing closer as the United States pulls away from the herd.
We asked Ruchir Sharma, Morgan Stanley's Chief Global Strategist, which country was best poised for economic growth and which country presented the greatest risk to the global economy. See what he said.
Admiral John Richardson joins us to discuss the logistical and academic problems facing the Navy on this week’s episode of Deep Dish.
If the US military is still fighting in the greater Middle East in 2027, it will be because the intervening decade looked pretty much like the last two weeks.