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The Urban Century of China and India

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Global Insight by Xuefei Ren

Xuefei Ren argues that cities in China and India are more aptly compared in territorial vs. associational governance than by regime type.

View of air pollution over south Delhi.
Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier
Global Cities

Asia's Megacities and the Future of Geopolitics

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Global Insight by Parag Khanna

There is no understanding geopolitical competition in the 21st century without an understanding of urbanization and cities.

Chinese officials and citizens are seen during a ceremony against the cityscape of Shenzhen
Reuters
Global Cities

"Built By China" Going Global

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Global Insight by Xiangming Chen

China's evolving economy and geopolitical strategy affect infrastructure and cities worldwide: witness the launch of the China-Laos Railway.

The Borten special economic zone/New Border City under construction
Yunnan Haicheng Industry Group CO.
Global Cities

Illinois Continues to Lead in Immigrant Inclusion Policies

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Global Insight by Rob Paral

Rob Paral discusses the state of Illinois and Greater Chicago area leading by example on immigrant inclusion and legal policies.

sign reading we offer medical exams for immigration in front of brick wall
Reuters
Immigration and Migration

The Geopolitical Implications of Fractured Fiscal Authority

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Global Insight by Liza Rose Cirolia

Liza Rose Cirolia shares geopolitical implications on African urban areas and city governments.

Pretoria, South Africa
Reuters
Global Cities

Best Laid Plans: Council President on Afghanistan

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Global Insight by Ivo H. Daalder

Council President Ivo Daalder, former US ambassador to NATO, shares his perspective.

Soldiers in Afghanistan viewed from inside plane.
Reuters
US Foreign Policy

Confronting China over the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

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Global Insight by Oliver Katz

How can the US confront human rights abuses in China, without robbing athletes of the opportunity to compete on the world stage?

People are seen near the lit-up Olympic rings at top of the Olympic Tower, a year ahead of the opening of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, in Beijing, China
Reuters
US Foreign Policy

What Should Cities Do with Their COVID-Era Pilot Programs?

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Global Insight by Paula Pelletier

Global Cities intern Paula Pelletier examines what cities should do with programs formed in response to COVID-19.

Global Cities

Council Experts Offer President Biden Foreign Policy Advice

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Global Insight by The Council

From the COVID-19 vaccine to US foreign policy, our experts share their recommendations for the new administration. 

Field of flags on President Biden's inauguration day
REUTERS
US Foreign Policy

Chicago: Embracing Refugees for the Good of All

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Global Insight by Suzanne Akhras Sahloul

Suzanne Akhras Sahloul discusses the positive impact of refugees and immigrants on communities in Chicago.

A family of 2 parents and 4 children of various ages sit on a couch
Immigration and Migration