March 12, 2019 | By Craig Kafura

Expert Panel Survey: US Focus on the Denuclearization of North Korea

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The Chicago Council on Global Affairs highlights critical shifts in American public thinking on US foreign policy through public opinion surveys and research conducted under the Lester Crown Center on US Foreign Policy. 

The annual Chicago Council Survey, first conducted in 1974, is a valuable resource for policymakers, academics, media, and the general public. The Council also surveys American leaders in government, business, academia, think tanks, and religious organizations biennially to compare trends in their thinking with overall trends. And collaborating with partner organizations, the survey team periodically conducts parallel surveys of public opinion in other regions of the world to compare with US public opinion. 

The Running Numbers blog features regular commentary and analysis from the Council’s public opinion and US foreign policy research team, including a series of flash polls of a select group of foreign policy experts to assess their opinions on critical foreign policy topics driving the news.

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| By James Drimalla

Bleak Outlook on US-Russia Relations

A new joint report by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Levada Analytical Center finds experts have little hope for US-Russia relations in the near future.


| By James Drimalla

Millennials' Divergent Views on Global Affairs

Attitudes and beliefs frequently change from generation to generation and a new joint study from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, CATO Institute, and Charles Koch Institute explores generational differences between the American public on foreign policy issues.



| By Karl Friedhoff

Consequences of Success on the Korean Peninsula

The April 27 inter-Korean summit was largely successful in the eyes of the South Korean public. It has created momentary trust in North Korea, and if that lasts, may lead the public to ask serious questions about the US-South Korea alliance.


| By Karl Friedhoff

The Reunification Spectrum for South Koreans

When it comes to reunification, South Koreans take pause. A quick reunification likely has serious cosequences for the South, and is not much favored by the South Korean public. Instead, the status quo is generally favored, and those views are often conditioned by the actions of North Korea.


| By Karl Friedhoff

Diplomacy in the Air on Korean Peninsula

In the coming months, there will be a flurry of diplomatic activity on the Korean Peninsula. This is good news for many South Koreans, even though the South Korea public still has doubts about North Korea's true intentions.


| By Dzena Berbic, Craig Kafura

America and the Millennial Agenda

Millennials have become the most populous living generation in the United States, overtaking Baby Boomers and Gen Xers in becoming the largest voting body. So what do Millennials want, and what are some of their noticeable generational differences? A recent Chicago Council on Global Affairs event featuring Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL2), former Congressman Bob Dold (R-IL10), POLITICO’s Natasha Korecki, and Council pollster Craig Kafura, discussed Millennial attitudes and the Millennial political agenda.



| By Craig Kafura

O Christmas Tree

Christmas is a widely-celebrated holiday in the United States. Though the Christmas tree remains a popular symbol, Americans are changing the kind of tree they use in their homes—and a small but rising number are opting to celebrate without a tree altogether. 




| By Dina Smeltz

Arrested Development

In President Trump's first major speech before the United Nations General Assembly last week, he described the nuclear agreement with Iran as an "embarrassment" to the United States. But according to the 2017 Chicago Council Survey, the public disagrees. 


Americans Not Sure Trump's Policies Will Make America Safer

The 2017 Chicago Council Survey finds that majorities of Americans continue to think that international terrorism is one of the most critical threats to the United States. But the overall public is not convinced that the Trump administration's policies will make the United States safer from terrorism. 


What Do You Think?

Experts

Dr. Richard K.  Betts
Director of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University;  Fellow 

Dr. Joshua Busby 
Associate Professor of Public Affairs at University Texas - Austin 

Dr. Bridget L. Coggins 
Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Dr. Michael C. Desch
Chair and Professor, Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame

Dr. Dan Drezner
Professor of International Politics at The Fletcher School of Tufts University

Dr. Colin Dueck
Professor at George Mason University

Dr. Peter D. Feaver
Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Duke University

Dr. Nikolas Gvosdev
Professor at National Security Affairs US Naval War College

Dr. Peter D. Harris
Assistant Professor at Colorado State University

Dr. Michael C. Horowitz
Professor of Political Science and Economics at University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Bruce Jentleson
Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University

Dr. Ellen Beth Laipson
Distinguished Fellow and President Emeritus at The Stimson Center

Mr. Tod Marshall Lindberg
Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute

Dr. James M. Lindsay
Senior Vice President, Director of Studies at Council on Foreign Relations

Dr. Kimberly Marten
Department Chair and professor of Political Science Barnard College, Columbia University

Dr. John Mueller
Political Scientist; Senior Fellow at Ohio State; Cato Institute

Dr. Diana C. Mutz
Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Political Science and Communication at University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Henry Nau
Professor at George Washington University

Ms. Danielle Pletka
Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies at American Enterprise Institute

Dr. Will Ruger
Vice President for Research and Policy Charles Koch Institute

Dr. Jeremy Shapiro
Research Director at European Council on Foreign Relations

Dr. Oriana Skylar Mastro
Assistant professor of Security Studies Georgetown University (School of Foreign Service)

Mr. James Steinberg
Professor of Social Science, International Affairs, and Law at Maxwell School of Syracuse University

Dr. Angela Stent
Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies at Georgetown University

Dr. Torrey Taussig
Fellow; Robert Bosch Stiftung

Dr. Shibley Telhami
Nonresident senior fellow in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World, as well as the Center for Middle East Policy, and the Foreign Policy program at Brookings Institution

Dr. A. Trevor Thrall
Senior Fellow; Cato Institute

Dr. Richard Weitz
Director, Center for Political-Military Analysis; Hudson Institute

Dr. Thomas Wright
Director of Political-Security Affairs, Brookings Institution