About

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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Events

  • Troubled Waters? The South China Sea in Focus

    Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans, and Strategy, US Navy; Oriana Skylar Mastro, Assistant Professor of Security Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Gregory Poling, Director, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, and Fellow, Southeast Asia Program, CSIS

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  • A Honeymoon that Never Was: The Chilly State of US-Russia Relations

    Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Alina Polyakova, David M. Rubenstein Fellow—Foreign Policy Program, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution; Strobe Talbott, Distinguished Visitor, Buffett Institute for Global Studies; Distinguished Fellow in Residence, Brookings Institution

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  • Waging Peace: How America Can Avoid War

    Bruce W. Jentleson, Professor of Political Science, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University; Paul B. Stares, General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention; Director,Center for Preventive Action,Council on Foreign Relations

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Commentary

This Week's Reads - In Colombia, Bipartisan Bet Pays Off

April 19, 2018 for Global Insight

Deep Dish: What Did the Syria Strike Accomplish?

April 19, 2018 for Global Insight

Deep Dish: What's at Stake in Syria Strike

April 12, 2018 for Global Insight

Deep Dish: How John Bolton Might Cause the Next Iran-Contra Affair

April 5, 2018 for Global Insight

Deep Dish: Terrorism in Cyberspace

March 22, 2018 for Global Insight

This Week's Reads - Let's Talk About North Korea

March 14, 2018 for Global Insight

Deep Dish: What to Know about North Korea Talks

March 13, 2018 for Global Insight

Leadership Forum: Communicate Who You Are

March 1, 2018 for U.S. Naval Institute

Past Event Multimedia

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