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World Review: President Biden Takes Office

World Review

Journalists Susan Glasser, Nirmal Ghosh, and Philip Stephens join Council President Ivo H. Daalder to discuss the Biden administration's first decisions.

President Joe Biden takes the oath of office

Commentary & Analysis

Biden Can End the War on Terror on Day One

In the News
The American Prospect
Elizabeth Shackelford

Elizabeth Shackelford discusses how President-elect Joe Biden might work with Congress on military activity.

President Bush signs the Resolution Authorizing Force Against Iraq
Defense and Security

Americans Have “Three Cannots” on North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons

Running Numbers by Karl Friedhoff

Karl Friedhoff examines the United States' nuanced understanding of policy options on North Korea’s nuclear program.

North Korea's nuclear backpack - North Korea Victory Day
Stefan Krasowski
Global Politics


Americans Positive on South Korea Despite Trump’s Views on Alliance

Public Opinion Survey by Karl Friedhoff

American's favorable views of South Korea are at an all-time high and a majority of Americans support using US troops to defend South Korea if invaded by North Korea.

South Korean flag.
William Warby
Public Opinion

Do Republicans and Democrats Want a Cold War with China?

Public Opinion Survey by Multiple Authors

For the first time in nearly two decades, a majority of Americans describe the development of China as a world power as a critical threat to the United States.

Chinese flag, Beijing, China.
Public Opinion


Kjell Engelbrekt 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Security
Council expert Kjell Engelbrekt