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After the Fall of Gadaffi: 10 Years Later

In the News
MSNBC
Ivo H. Daalder

Ten years after the US intervention in Libya and subsequent death of dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Ivo Daalder speaks with Mehdi Hasan on MSNBC about the fallout.

Screen shot of Ivo Daalder on the Mehdi Hasan show.
MSNBC
US Foreign Policy

Don’t Ignore the War in Ethiopia

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

War in Tigray is escalating fast. “We have effective nonmilitary leverage and options in our toolbox and should use them,” writes Elizabeth Shackelford in the Chicago Tribune.

Aerial view of smoke billows from the capital of Tigray.
Reuters
US Foreign Policy

For the American Public, Military Conflict Is the New Normal

In the News
The Hill
Coauthors

Dina Smeltz and Elizabeth Shackelford write in the Hill on the consequences of an American public desensitized to military action abroad, and what we must do about it.

.50 caliber machine gun fires on top of a tank during a combined arms live-fire exercise at night.
Sgt. Henry Villarama
US Foreign Policy

U.S. Needs to Reassure Allies against N. Korean Threats

In the News
Yonhap
Ivo H. Daalder

Council President Daalder explains with CSIS that, "reassuring allies that we will be there when necessary, particularly for their nuclear defense, needs to become a focus."

Screen shot of Council President Daalder speaking on a webinar with CSIS Capital Cable.
CSIS
Defense and Security

Biden Must Remove Barriers to Engagement with North Korea

In the News
NK News
Matthew Abbott

"To change the trajectory of the relationship between North Korea and the US, it is critical that Americans pursue principled engagement," writes Matt Abbott in NK News.

President Biden delivering remarks about COVID-19 response and vaccination program, blue suit partly blocking view in foreground.
Carlos Fyfe
Defense and Security

The Persistently Internationalist American Public

In the News
Washington Post
Daniel W. Drezner

2021 Council data show where Biden's ideas overlap with the American middle class— and where they don't. Nonresident Senior Fellow Dan Drezner details in the Washington Post.

President Biden in a Jeep Wrangler.
Adam Schultz
US Foreign Policy

Engaging North Korea Via Subnational Diplomacy

In the News
The Diplomat
Matthew Abbott

"Subnational diplomacy offers an established, yet underutilized, opportunity for American officials to creatively engage Pyongyang," writes Matt Abbott in the Diplomat.

North Korean flag painted on a brick wall
David Peterson
US Foreign Policy

"Foreign Policy for the Middle Class" Mostly Gets It Right

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

“The administration should invest in making the case at home for how [foreign] policies benefit the American people,” writes Elizabeth Shackelford in the Chicago Tribune.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken at a podium at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Ministerial Council Meeting on Oct. 5, 2021, in Paris.
Reuters
US Foreign Policy

Americans Sense China Eclipsing US Economically, Poll Finds

In the News
Washington Post
Coauthors

As competition between the United States and China intensifies, more Americans now say the Asian country is more powerful economically, a reversal from two years ago when a plurality said the United States had an economic advantage, according to a survey released Thursday by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

President Biden stands in front of a bulldozer and American flag.
Reuters
Public Opinion

US Must "Ally-Shore" to Reassure Partners

In the News
Newsweek
John Austin

John Austin writes in Newsweek how "for economic growth, international security, global political stability and the protection of our democracies—the time for ally-shoring is now!"

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken attends a member session at the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting
Reuters
Global Cities