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Bipartisan Bill Could End Our Casual Relationship with War

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

The Council's Elizabeth Shackelford explains how a new bipartisan bill could renew Congressional war powers and reign in presidential power to engage the United States in conflict.

US soldiers in Afghanistan
US Department of Defense
Defense and Security

Why the US Should Withdraw Its Troops from Korea

In the News
Responsible Statecraft
Ethan Kessler

Nearly seven decades after the armistice, the status quo on the Peninsula does not serve American interests, the Council's Ethan Kessler argues.

REUTERS
REUTERS
Defense and Security

Congress Has Abandoned Its War Powers. Here's What to Do About It.

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

Oona A. Hathaway joins  Deep Dish  to lay out a step-by-step plan for Congress to revive its war powers.

US Capitol Building viewed from the east front
Martin Falbisoner
Defense and Security

The Global Networks Working to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

In the News
Foreign Policy
Robert Muggah

The Council's Robert Muggah explores the web of treaties, agreements, and nonprofits dedicated to curbing nukes—or getting rid of them altogether.

Nuclear blast
Defense and Security

US Efforts Have Shown That We Need Better Foreign Aid—Not More of It

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

Elizabeth Shackelford explains why we must change the culture of international aid to ensure that more isn’t equated with better and that short-term stability isn’t preserved at the cost of long-term progress.

Food aid in South Sudan
REUTERS
International Development

Biden Defends Decision to End US Involvement in Afghanistan

Video Series
Featured Video

Elizabeth Shackelford joins WGN 9 to explain why it's the right time for the United States to leave Afghanistan after 20 years of conflict.

Elizabeth Shackelford WGN
US Foreign Policy

Americans Favor a Two-State Solution More Than Israelis and Palestinians Do

BLOG
Running Numbers by Coauthors

After violent conflict between Israel and Hamas, a new Israeli governing coalition, and Palestinian repression, what would a peaceful future look like?

Palestinian protestors
REUTERS
Public Opinion

New Book Hints at Biden’s Strategic Approach to China

In the News
The National Interest
Paul Heer

Given the Biden administration’s mantra that the US-China relationship “will be competitive where it should be, collaborative where it can be, and adversarial where it must be,” Doshi’s discussion of the prospects for bilateral cooperation merits attention.

Chinese Communist Party 100th Celebrations
REUTERS
US Foreign Policy

The US in Afghanistan: It Was Always Going to End This Way

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

"The inevitability of the outcome does not make it any less tragic, but the tragedy does not make the decision to withdraw wrong," Senior Fellow Elizabeth Shackelford explains.

Afghanistan base after US soldiers leave
REUTERS
US Foreign Policy

Ivo Daalder on NATO 2030

Video Series
Featured Video

Council President Ivo Daalder examines NATO's future in testimony for the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe.

Nato family photo
NATO 2030
US Foreign Policy