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Media outlets across the globe regularly turn to experts at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs for analysis and commentary on global security topics. The Council’s report, Preserving Ukraine’s Independence, Resisting Russian Aggression: What the United States and NATO Must Do, produced in collaboration with the Atlantic Council and the Brookings Institution, was named the #1 “Best Policy Study-Report” by a US Think Tank, and #3 worldwide in 2015. Released in advance of the 2015 Munich Security Conference, where idea of providing defensive weapons to Ukraine was hotly debated, the report shifted the discussion on Ukraine. The report garnered more than 400 media mentions, including a New York Times front-page story and masthead editorial.
 
At the height the Iran nuclear deal debates, our experts wrote about the framework of the deal and whether the rise of ISIS would distract the White House from internal political developments in Iran. We also hosted a private roundtable discussion with US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, the nuclear physicist who was a key player at the negotiating table. Following the tragic November terrorist attacks in Paris, Council experts wrote about NATO’s response options, our survey data on American concerns about terrorism, and why an open-door policy for Syrian refugees is in America’s best interest. The Council is currently coordinating with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on a task force on Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia to develop a new strategy for the next President towards this increasingly unstable part of the world.

Research







Guiding Principles for a Sustainable US Policy Toward Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia: Key Judgments From a Joint Task Force

Guiding Principles for a Sustainable US Policy Toward Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia: Key Judgments From a Joint Task Force

, By Eugene Rumer, Director and Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Richard Sokolsky, Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Andrew S. Weiss, Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


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Commentary

Ukrainian Public Skeptical of Western Support in Ongoing Conflict Against Russia

October 17, 2019 for Running Numbers

Wait Just a Minute: Graeme Woods

October 16, 2019 for Global Insight

Bolton Was Trump’s Best Match, until He Wasn’t

September 11, 2019 for Foreign Affairs

The US Democrats’ China Debate

September 2, 2019 for The Diplomat

Trump's Dream of Space Force Moves One Step Closer to Reality

August 29, 2019 for WTTW’s Chicago Tonight

Islamic State Men and Women Must Be Treated the Same

August 26, 2019 for E-International Relations

Deep Dish: Japan-South Korea Feud Threatens Regional Stability and Security

August 8, 2019 for Global Insight

Americans Aren't Fans of Arms Sales

July 29, 2019 for Running Numbers

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