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Elizabeth Shackelford on Afghanistan

Video Series
Wait Just a Minute

Twenty years after the war began, the United States' forces will officially leave Afghanistan on September 11, 2021. What's the argument to leave and why has it taken so long?

Elizabeth Shackelford
US Foreign Policy

Ending War Doesn’t Have to Be This Hard

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

Elizabeth Shackelford explains why it's time for Congress to reassert limitations on our use of war.

U.S. Air Force pararescuemen carry an injured patient in Afghanistan
DoD | Angelita Lawrence
Defense and Security

The Debate on US Taiwan Policy

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

Does an increasingly aggressive China mean the United States should maintain its posture of strategic ambiguity or adopt strategic clarity?

Ships in the Taiwan Strait
REUTERS
US Foreign Policy

Ambiguity Doesn't Work. Taiwan Needs Strategic Clarity

In the News
RealClear Defense
Coauthors

"The American people can no longer delay on firm, concise action toward Taiwan," Commander Michele Lowe and Alice Cho explain.

US Navy
Defense and Security

Preventing US Allies from Going Nuclear

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

Ivo Daalder, Chuck Hagel, Malcolm Rifkind, and Kevin Rudd join Brian Hanson to explain why the current security environment could restart nuclear proliferation.

an armed missile launch
REUTERS
Defense and Security

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

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Global Food for Thought by Coauthors

Gloria Dabek and Alyssa Kreps examine how 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
REUTERS
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

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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
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

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