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We Are Still at War, and the Costs Remain High for Some

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

"Years of mounting civilian deaths, with little acknowledgment, apology or recourse, have directly undermined our efforts to fight terrorism," writes Senior Fellow Elizabeth Shackelford.

smoke with children in foreground
REUTERS
US Foreign Policy

20 Years Later: 9/11 In The Public Memory

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Running Numbers by Coauthors

On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, new polling finds that Americans still see international terrorism as a critical threat.

Water showing skyscrapers in reflecting pool of at the 9/11 memorial in NYC.
Reuters
Public Opinion

Food Security and Climate Mitigation as Counterinsurgency

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Global Food for Thought by Julia Whiting

If left unmitigated, hunger- and climate change-induced suffering in both Afghanistan and Haiti will likely exacerbate current political instability and conflict.

Afghan woman receives a box of food.
Reuters
Food and Agriculture

The End of America's Longest War

In the News
WGN Chicago
Ivo H. Daalder

Council President Ivo Daalder discusses the end of the war in Afghanistan with WGN's Paul Lisnek.

WGN-9 Chicago
US Foreign Policy

I Know Firsthand How Ugly a Wartime Evacuation Really Is

In the News
Politico
Elizabeth Shackelford

"There is no graceful way to flee a country at war," writes Elizabeth Shackelford. She saw this firsthand in South Sudan and notes what critics today are missing.

Silhouette of soldiers lining up to board a plane.
U.S. Africa Command
US Foreign Policy

Republicans and Democrats Support Evacuating, Relocating Afghans to the United States

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

New Chicago Council-Ipsos polling finds large, bipartisan majorities in support of evacuating and relocating to the United States their Afghan allies and others in danger from the Taliban.

Evacuees from Afghanistan Arrive at Naval Station Rota
Nathan Carpenter
Public Opinion

Majority of Americans Support Withdrawal from Afghanistan, but Criticize Its Implementation

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Running Numbers by Coauthors

While two-thirds of Americans overall continue to support the withdrawal, a majority of Republicans now oppose it, a new survey from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Ipsos reveals.

Soldiers and civilians boarding an evacuation plane out of Afghanistan.
Reuters
Public Opinion

Strategic Leniency, Golden Rice, and a Fertilizer Ban

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Global Food for Thought by Julia Whiting

Our weekly round up the top news and research in food, agriculture, and global development.

A farmer in India burns paddy waste.
REUTERS
Food and Agriculture

Dietary Diversity for Women Improves Nutrition Security for All

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Global Food for Thought by Soumya Gupta

Long before the pandemic, evidence showed a persistent deficiency in food intake of women in India. A convergence of policies and programs across sectors can boost the nutrition security of women and their communities.

A woman with potatoes
Jessica Ames, Tata-Cornell Institute
Food and Agriculture

India’s COVID-19 Crisis Pushes the US to Get Vaccine Diplomacy Right

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

“Viruses don't respect borders and neither do their knock-on effects,” Elizabeth Shackelford writes in the Chicago Tribune. “An uncontrolled outbreak in a country of 1.4 billion people is a crisis for all.”

A nurse prepares COVID-19 vaccine for a patient in India
REUTERS
COVID-19