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What the New Executive Orders on Climate Mean for Global Food Security

Global Food for Thought by Multiple Authors

Integrating a climate lens into foreign policy and national security will have ripple effects on both domestic and global food security.

President Biden signs climate executive order
Food and Agriculture

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

In the News
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

SolarWinds Breach: Senate Hearings Begin While Americans Support Retaliatory Actions

Running Numbers by Brendan Helm

New Chicago Council public opinion data shows majorities of Americans across both parties support imposing additional sanctions against Russia.

Defense and Security

When Allies Go Nuclear

In the News
Foreign Affairs
Multiple Experts

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
Defense and Security

How America and Democracies Around the World Can Defeat Illiberalism

In the News
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.

Biden campaigning
US Foreign Policy

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

In the News
The New York Times
Steven Erlanger

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

US Foreign Policy

Russian Hack on US Requires Global Action

Deep Dish Podcast

Cyber risk expert Jody Westby and host Brian Hanson examine the Biden administration's options on cyber policy.

News conference at the Department of Justice in Washington
Defense and Security

Biden Can End the War on Terror on Day One

In the News
The American Prospect
Elizabeth Shackelford

Elizabeth Shackelford discusses how President-elect Joe Biden might work with Congress on military activity.

President Bush signs the Resolution Authorizing Force Against Iraq
Defense and Security

Americans Have "Three Cannots" on North Korea's Nuclear Weapons

Running Numbers by Karl Friedhoff

Karl Friedhoff examines the United States' nuanced understanding of policy options on North Korea's nuclear program.

North Korea's nuclear backpack - North Korea Victory Day
Stefan Krasowski
Global Politics

Deep Dish Podcast Explains What to Watch for in 2021

Global Insight by Brian Hanson

Many of the challenges the world faced in 2020 will continue to shape our world next year.

Washington Monument at sunrise
Ji Pak