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As US Military Leaves Kabul, Many Americans, Afghans Remain

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WTTW
Ivo H. Daalder

Catch Council President Ivo Daalder on WTTW's Chicago Tonight discussing what the evacuation from Afghanistan means for US and NATO allies.

Ivo Daalder with Paris Schultz on WTTW Tonight screen shot
WTTW Chicago Tonight
US Foreign Policy

Withdrawal from The "Forever War"

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CBC News (Canada)
Elizabeth Shackelford

Ahead of President Biden's address on August 31, Elizabeth Shackelford joins Ben Roswell on CBC News to discuss the US’s completed withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Screen shot of Elizabeth Shackelford speaking on CBC Canada.
CBC News Canada
US Foreign Policy

Barriers to the Circular Economy

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Journal of Industrial Ecology
Kris Hartley

Kris Hartley coauthors a study on barriers to circular economies demonstrated by the sustainability of Dutch technical and interior textiles industries.

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Ivan Radic
Climate and the Environment

Disinformation Sowed Our Failure in Afghanistan

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Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

"You cannot build good foreign policy on dishonesty. But we keep trying to because no one pays for it," writes Elizabeth Shackelford.

Man on bicycle in front of Hamid Kerzal International airport in Kabul
Reuters
US Foreign Policy

Physical Infrastructure Is a Start; Human Infrastructure Must Follow

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Chicago Tribune
Alexander Hitch

"To prevent an uneven recovery and further economic inequality, policies that narrow the gap between communities succeeding and those struggling must move to center stage," writes Alex Hitch.

President Biden in front of a blue screen
Chicago Tribune
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Biden Says He Stands 'Squarely Behind' Afghanistan Decision

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WTTW
Cécile Shea

The Council's Cécile Shea joins WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" to explain why she believes Afghanistan's collapse was inevitable—and what could happen next.

Cecile Shea on WTTW
WTTW Chicago Tonight
US Foreign Policy

Chaos Swirls in Afghanistan as President Biden Defends Decision to Pull Out

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Fox 32 Chicago
Elizabeth Shackelford

The Council's Lizzy Shackelford joins Fox 32 Chicago to analyze the Taliban's Afghanistan takeover and US foreign policy lessons from America's longest war.

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Fox 32 Chicago
US Foreign Policy

How to Help Afghanistan: Refugee Organizations Will Play Critical Role

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ABC 7 Chicago
Elizabeth Shackelford

The Council's Elizabeth Shackelford joins ABC 7 Chicago to discuss why getting Afghans and US allies out of harm's way is imperative as the crisis deepens.

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ABC 7 Chicago
US Foreign Policy

Political Appointees Are a Problem for Foreign Policy

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Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

Elizabeth Shackelford explains why America shouldn’t aim to be so exceptional when it comes to selecting diplomats.

Biden leaving plane
The White House
US Foreign Policy

Preventing an Escalation of Violence Against Women: City Action in the Wake of COVID-19

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Peace in Our Cities
Flavia Carbonari

Quarantine, social isolation and lockdown measures put in place to prevent the spread of the virus have led women and girls to be exposed to increased risks of victimization.

Women wearing masks
REUTERS
COVID-19