Skip to main content
Results for:
Richard C. Longworth

Commentary: Will Chicago bounce back?

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Richard C. Longworth

While Chicagoans have been working from home or not working at all, the economy that fuels their city has changed, perhaps permanently.

Shoppers walk past a boarded-up Brooks Brothers store on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago on Sept. 4, 2020.
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Midwestern Voters Aren't Ready for Revolution

BLOG
Global Insight by Richard C. Longworth

Where once there was one Midwest, rising and falling with the industrial era, there are now two Midwests, marching to different economic drummers.

View of the exterior of a factory in the midwest
Lucas Ludwig
Global Politics

Two Midwests, the Old and New

In the News
Quad-City Times
Richard C. Longworth

There are two Midwests now. While the nation was focused on this old Midwest, the new Midwest has taken shape. It’s a Midwest that lives on brains, not brawn. It produces ideas and services, not ingots and autos.

Abandoned facility of defunct Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company.
Stu Spivack
Global Cities

Five Things to Know about the US Midwest in 2020

BLOG
Global Insight by Richard C. Longworth

The Midwest possesses huge political and economic power in the United States. Richard C. Longworth explains the five things to know about the Midwest in 2020.

A view of the Chicago skyline from the west
Reuters
Global Cities

Commentary: For the Iran War Hawks: 11 Lessons From Vietnam

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Richard C. Longworth

McNamara was tragically wrong about Vietnam. Now history repeats itself. The Trump administration seems determined to follow McNamara’s list of follies, again point by point.

Military running to helicopters during the Vietnam War.
Defense and Security

Remember the Iron Curtain? 30 Years Later, Central Europe Is Still Adjusting

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Richard C. Longworth

Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the countries of Eastern Europe remain free and independent. The bliss itself is long gone.

Berlin Wall
Global Politics

Global cities begin to shrink as inner areas empty out

In the News
Financial Times
Richard C. Longworth

Populations of Paris and New York City decline while immigration sustains London.

Global Cities

The Heartland Is Moving in Different Directions

In the News
The New York Times
Richard C. Longworth

The Midwest remains undecided, but conflicting trends point alternately toward victory for Trump or his eventual opponent.

Visitors to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.
Public Opinion

How the 'Trump Effect' Is Taking Hold in Europe Too

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Richard C. Longworth

Richard Longworth examines how the "democratic deficit," in Europe is considered the "Trump effect" in America.

President Donald Trump and VP Mike Pence
History in HD on Unsplash
Global Economy, Trade and Business