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Beyond the Page: Isaac Stone Fish on China's Growing Influence in the US


In our first Beyond the Page book club event for Council members, author Isaac Stone Fish leads a conversation with readers on his book, “America Second.”

Book cover of America Second, with a glass of wine next to it

Past Events

NATO's Nordic Expansion


Experts discuss why Finland and Sweden, both longstanding neutral nations, moved towards NATO membership following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin meet in Stockholm on April 13, 2022.

Fiona Hill on Russia, Ukraine, and the Outcome of the War


Former National Security Council official Fiona Hill discusses the future of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Fiona Hill is seen speaking into a mic at a hearing

Commentary & Analysis

Sweden and Finland’s NATO Bids Hit a Roadblock Named Erdogan

In the News
World Politics Review
Paul Poast

“The truth is that Turkey didn’t become a [NATO] member because of its adherence to democratic values,” writes Paul Poast in World Politics Review.

Turkish President Erdogan addresses members of AKP during a meeting at the parliament in Ankara
Defense and Security

Five Experts on Advancing Global Peace at Davos 2022

In the News
World Economic Forum
Ivo H. Daalder

At the 2022 World Economic Forum in Davos, "rules-based order must be sustained and strengthened," argues Council President Ivo Daalder.

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen addresses the delegates of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland
Global Politics


How Economic Sanctions Are Used in US Foreign Policy

Working Paper by Ethan Kessler

What are economic sanctions? How are they used in US foreign policy? And what should future policymakers consider before employing them?

"Sanctions" on board game letters in front of Russian and American flag
US Foreign Policy

2021 Chicago Council Survey

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

While the Biden administration seems to understand where Americans stand on China and domestic renewal to support global competitiveness, the data disproves their assumptions that Americans are skeptical about trade and weary of US global engagement and leadership.

Middle Class Homes
Public Opinion


Daniel W. Drezner 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
Council expert Daniel W. Drezner