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City Leaders Go Abroad: A Survey of City Diplomacy in 47 Cities

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Journal of Urban Policy and Research
Coauthors

Cities recognize the importance of city diplomacy but also lack necessary resources to fulfill the commitments they make to global agendas, Council fellows Kris Hartley and Michele Acuto explain.

City skyline in China
Joseph Chan
Global Cities

Build Back Bluer: Water Innovation Can Drive Inclusive Economic Recovery in the Great Lakes

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Crain's Chicago Business
Alaina Harkness

Alaina Harkness discusses the water infrastructure of the midwest.

Lake Michigan from Chicago
Water

Nuclear War Was Barely Averted in 1983. Let That Guide US-China Relations Now.

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Chicago Tribune
Ivo H. Daalder

Ivo Daalder explains why the United States and China must engage in a broad dialogue to avoid tensions escalating into a military confrontation neither sides wants.

Defense and Security

Rural America Needs Internet Access

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The Hill
Dan Glickman

Dan Glickman discusses the need for internet access in rural America.

Science, Technology and Innovation

Hunger Is a Weapon of War. Food Can Help Prevent It.

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Foreign Policy
Ertharin Cousin

As the ongoing conflict in Yemen shows, it’s time to fight starvation not only on humanitarian grounds but as an essential component of military and foreign policy.

Food and Agriculture

In West Africa, Climate Change Equals Conflict

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Foreign Policy
Robert Muggah

Robert Muggah discusses the conflicts of climate change in West Africa.

Climate and the Environment

When Allies Go Nuclear

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Foreign Affairs
Coauthors

Chuck Hagel, Malcolm Rifkind, Kevin Rudd, and Ivo Daalder, cochairs of a Council task force, offer recommendations on how to prevent nuclear proliferation and reassure America's allies.

An unarmed Trident II D5 missile is test-launched from the ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska
REUTERS
Defense and Security

How America and Democracies Around the World Can Defeat Illiberalism

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The National Interest
Michele Lowe

America should view its many threats as a collective advance of illiberalism acting against the post-World War II democratically led, rules-based world order.

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US Foreign Policy

Biden's Top Challenge Abroad Is Something No One Wants to Talk About

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The New York Times
Steven Erlanger

Steven Erlanger discusses the new era of nuclear threat facing the Biden administration.

REUTERS
US Foreign Policy

To Stop Endless Wars, Biden Needs to Give Up Some Power

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Slate
Elizabeth Shackelford

Elizabeth Shackelford discusses the need for President Biden to distribute responsibilities for military decision making.

SLATE
US Foreign Policy