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Parklets, Traffic-Free Zones and Outdoor Eating: How COVID Is Transforming Our Cities

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The Conversation
Michele Acuto

"Both cities and citizens have often shown that they can adapt rapidly under crisis conditions," the Council's Non-resident Senior Fellow Michele Acuto writes with Dan Hill in the Conversation.

Outdoor dining in NYC
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Global Cities

Europe Strong and Safe

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Foreign Affairs
Coauthors

To deter Russia, America must help revive the region’s security architecture, Council President Ivo Daalder and James M. Goldgeier argue.

Soldiers in Ukraine
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US Foreign Policy

Democracy Around the World Had a Rough Year. But Don't Give Up.

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Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

"The year we’re leaving behind was a bad one for democracy — a reminder that progress is fragile and not inevitable, and that history doesn’t always take a linear path," Elizabeth Shackelford writes.

vigil for democracy at the University of Hong Kong
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Global Politics

The International and Domestic Implications of Turkey's Tanking Lira

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Global Dispatches
Sibel Oktay

Sibel Oktay joins the Global Dispatches podcast to explain the domestic and international implications of Turkey's currency crisis.

Currency protests in Istanbul
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Global Economy, Trade and Business

Healing America's Politics Starts in the Industrial Heartland

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National Interest
Coauthors

John Austin, Brian Hanson, and coauthors write how leaders must address economic opportunity gaps with geography as a root cause of polarization.

Ken Lund
Ken Lund
Global Cities

Infrastructure and SDG Localization: The 21st Century Mandate

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IOPscience
Kris Hartley

“Cities are at the front lines of UN Sustainable Development Goal implementation,” argues Nonresident Fellow Kris Hartley.

Exhibition opening the UN in Germany promoting the Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign.
Inga Kjer
Global Cities

Disappointments Abound in 2022 Pentagon Budget

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Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

“Blindly increasing our defense dollars isn’t a path to more security,” writes Senior Fellow Elizabeth Shackelford in the Chicago Tribune.

Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, sits at a table with Congress to discuss China's pacing.
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Defense and Security

China Dismisses Olympic Boycott as "Farce"

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WTTW Chicago Tonight
Craig Kafura

"The 2021 Chicago Council Survey finds that a narrow majority of Americans support some sort of boycott of this year’s Beijing Olympics,” Craig Kafura tells WTTW.

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Public Opinion

Selling the China Threat

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Defense One
Ivo H. Daalder

Council President Ivo Daalder discusses how history, politics, and public opinion are reshaping the US-China relationship with Defense One.

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US Foreign Policy

Russia's Aggression Towards Ukraine

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The Diane Rehm Show
Ivo H. Daalder

Ivo Daalder spoke with Diane Rhem about why Ukraine is so important to Russia, what it means for Europe's security, and how the US can deescalate the situation.

Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks by phone with U.S. President Joe Biden in Kyiv, Ukraine December 9, 2021
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Defense and Security