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Biden-Putin Talks on Ukraine Crisis Rooted in Older Dispute

In the News
WTTW Chicago Tonight
Cécile Shea

Cécile Shea discusses Russia-Ukraine tensions and the call between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Chicago Tonight.

Screen shot of Cecile Shea on Chicago Tonight discussing Ukraine and Russia.
US Foreign Policy

Putin Is "Deadly Serious" about Neutralizing Ukraine

In the News
Business Insider
Ivo H. Daalder

"There is a major risk of Russian military activity in Ukraine in the next few months," Council President Ivo Daalder tells Business Insider.

President Putin looks out a car window with the Russian flag reflected on it.
Reuters
US Foreign Policy

Third Time’s the Charm: Bulgaria’s November Elections

In the News
EUROPP
Kjell Engelbrekt

"Amid widespread frustration with Bulgaria's political leaders, there is now a mandate for a new government to implement real change," writes Nonresident Senior Fellow Kjell Engelbrekt for EUROPP.

Bulgaria's incumbent President Rumen Radev being interviewed by press with microphones.
Reuters
Defense and Security

Belarus Weaponizes Migrants to Target European Union

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

Does President Lukashenka's decision to let migrants back over the border into Belarus mean the crisis is over?

migrants in belarus
REUTERS
Immigration and Migration

Is Putin Making a Terrible Miscalculation?

In the News
Deep State Radio
Ivo H. Daalder

Council President Ivo Daalder weighs in on the tensions arising from Russian moves in Eastern Europe with Deep State Radio.

Screen shot of Ivo Daalder on Deep State Radio podcast.
Deep State Radio
Global Politics

Half of Americans Support Use of US Troops in Defense of Ukraine

BLOG
Running Numbers by Coauthors

On the heels of Ukrainian president Zelensky’s meeting with US President Biden, the 2021 Chicago Council Survey finds that a record 50 percent of Americans favor the use of US troops if Russia were to invade the rest of Ukraine.

President Biden and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky at the White House.
Reuters
Public Opinion

NATO's Plan for the Future

Video Series
Featured Video

After meeting with allies, President Biden will have a strong message and red lines for President Putin, Council President Ivo Daalder explains to MSNBC.

Ivo Daalder with MSNBC host and white house correspondent
Defense and Security

Turkey's Role in Geopolitics

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

As a critical NATO ally and strategically located partner, Turkey's assertive foreign policy strategy has global implications.

Turkey's President Erdogan
REUTERS
Global Politics

The Demise of Democracy in Hungary

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

Princeton University's Kim Scheppele joins Deep Dish to explain why the failure of one democracy should matter to every democracy.

Viktor Orbán speaking at a podium in front of flags.
Elekes Andor
Global Politics