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Council Experts Offer President Biden Foreign Policy Advice

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Global Insight by The Council

From the COVID-19 vaccine to US foreign policy, our experts share their recommendations for the new administration. 

Field of flags on President Biden's inauguration day
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US Foreign Policy

Donald Trump’s Dismal Legacy in East Asia

In the News
The National Interest
Paul Heer

The Trump administration helped fuel the worst downward spiral in US-China relations since diplomatic normalization more than forty years ago.

Chinese Flag
US Foreign Policy

Americans Condemn Capitol Riots; Reject Violence in Politics

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

Large majorities of Americans now disapprove of the attack on the US Capitol, but Democrats and Republicans disagree about what the rioters were aiming to do and what to do next.

The US Capitol behind bars
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American Democracy

Bonus Episode: The Attack on the US Capitol

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

Insurrection at one of the symbols of US democracy shows the deep tension in American politics.

Damaged US flag at US Capitol attack
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American Democracy

What Americans Make of the January 6 Chaos at the Capitol

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

Polls show an American public deeply divided along partisan lines in their interpretation of the events, who is to blame, and what should be done as a result. 

Pro-Trump rally prior to insurrection at US Capitol
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American Democracy

How to (Finally) Defeat Populism

In the News
Foreign Policy
Multiple Experts

Rust Belts exist around the world, and integrating them into the larger trans-Atlantic community is key to political stability.

Railway workers in Iran
Javad Esmaeili
Global Politics

America's Treacherous Transition

In the News
Foreign Affairs
Ivo H. Daalder

How Trump’s recalcitrance threatens U.S. national security.

Donald Trump and Joe Biden during a 2020 Presidential Debate
Reuters
Defense and Security