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US Public Views Saudi Relationship as One of Necessity

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Running Numbers by Emily Sullivan

While government officials reaffirm the importance of the US-Saudi relationship, the American public expresses generally chilly feelings towards Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman meets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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Public Opinion

Industrial Heartland Renewal Can Diminish "Strong Men"

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Global Insight by John Austin

Geographically targeted economic development strategies can serve as an antidote to political extremism in formerly industrial regions.

Industrial works silhouetted with a Ferris Wheel in Ruhr, Essen, Germany.
Florian W├Ąchter
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Anti-West Views Peak Among Russians Over 60

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Running Numbers by Coauthors

Old habits die hard for Russian elders, but younger Russians may be beginning to look West.

Destroyed wall of a building from Russia with the number (year) 1917, sickle and hammer.
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Public Opinion

Partisan Divides on China Continue to Grow

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

Republicans are more concerned about China's rise than ever before.

Soldiers of People's Liberation Army (PLA) are seen before a giant screen as Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks
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Public Opinion

In Germany, "Disregarded" Places Explain the Appeal of Populism

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Global Insight by Coauthors

A new study reveals the place-based grievances stoking right-wing populism in German industrial regions.

Rainy street in Germany at night
Christian Lue
Global Cities

Japanese More Confident than Americans in US Power

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

New Chicago Council-Japan Institute of International Affairs data find the Japanese public has greater confidence in US economic and military power than do Americans.

Washington Monument seen through Japanese cherry blossoms.
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Public Opinion

Americans Support Help to Ukraine, Even out of Own Pockets

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Running Numbers by Coauthors

New surveys find that Americans are willing to pay more for fuel in order to support Ukraine.

Stand With Ukraine Rally Held In Metro Detroit
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Public Opinion

If Invaded, Will the Taiwan Public Fight? Don't Look to Polls for an Answer

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Running Numbers by Paul Huang

Public surveys about Taiwan's willingness to fight an invasion by China don't reveal as much as one might think.

Army reservist troop takes part in shooting training at a camp base in Nanshipu
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Public Opinion

The War Against Ukraine's Cities

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Global Insight by Kristin Ljungkvist

Kyiv, a capital city under siege, falters under the dangers of urbicide. As the victor emerges, so too does a new world order.

Destruction shown before a city skyline in Kyiv.
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Global Cities

Ukraine Crisis: Averting a Global Food Catastrophe

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Global Food for Thought by Ertharin Cousin

Former Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme Ertharin Cousin joins Paul Polman as co-author of this issue of "Becoming Net Positive".

Volunteers distribute food for animals carried by Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, at a train station in Krakow, Poland.
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Food and Agriculture