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John Austin

How Democrats Can Rebuild Their "Blue Wall" in the Midwest

In the News
The Hill
John Austin

Dems must offer “economic opportunities and optimism to the largely white, working-class voters,” writes Nonresident Senior Fellow John Austin in the Hill.

Biden observes trainers and apprentices at work at the welding station during a tour of Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 5 Training Facility
Adam Schultz
Global Cities

US Must "Ally-Shore" to Reassure Partners

In the News
Newsweek
John Austin

John Austin writes in Newsweek how "for economic growth, international security, global political stability and the protection of our democracies—the time for ally-shoring is now!"

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken attends a member session at the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting
Reuters
Global Cities

Transforming Industrial Heartland Communities

In the News
Our Towns Civic Foundation
John Austin

Nonresident Senior Fellow John Austin writes about what the US Industrial Heartland can teach us about American renewal and bridging political divides.

Man fishing the Ohio River in front of the Pittsburgh skyline.
Reuters
Global Cities

The System That Sent Billionaires to Space Could Fall Apart Without Their Help

In the News
Barron's
John Austin

As billionaires race to space, "our democracies could use their help on the ground," John Austin argues in Barron's.

Bezos goes to space
REUTERS
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Regional Inequality Looms as Pressing Threat to Democracy

In the News
National Interest
Coauthors

A group of experts, including the Council's John Austin, Brian Hanson, and Alex Hitch explain why now is the time to rise to a new political, economic, and social challenge rooted in growing regional inequalities.

President Biden speaks with Midwest Leaders
The White House
Global Cities

Exposed: US Supply Chain Vulnerabilities Grew During the Pandemic Era

In the News
The National Interest
John Austin

President Biden has options to address this national security concern, the Council's John Austin argues.

Biden at a supply chain meeting
REUTERS
Global Economy, Trade and Business

America Needs Healthy Supply Chains with Allies

In the News
The Detroit News
John Austin

John Austin and Elaine Dezenski discuss ally-shoring as a means of getting to more US-based production.

boat
US Foreign Policy

Imperiled Higher Education Institutions Key to State's Future

In the News
Crain's Detroit
John Austin

The Midwest's colleges and universities are central to community economic renewal and COVID-19 recovery, a revival put at risk by recent fiscal, demographic and short-sighted public policy headwinds.

Global Cities

How a Biden Infrastructure Reboot can Power Midwest’s Economic Recovery

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Coauthors

If Biden and a new Congress deliver a long overdue (and now urgent) infrastructure agenda focused on sustainability, equity and a clean energy future for the United States, it can both reinvigorate the Midwest and support national economic growth.

Dayton, Ohio in the summer
Hans Jurgen
Global Cities

How to (Finally) Defeat Populism

In the News
Foreign Policy
Coauthors

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