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Public Opinion and Foreign Policy – Does It Matter, and If So, How?


Students within the Associated Colleges of the Midwest joined a conversation with Council experts to explore a foreign policy strategy that addresses Midwestern audiences' priorities.

Biden in front of a screen at a climate summit.
White House

Continue the Conversation: The Legacy of America's Longest War


Following the public program “The Legacy of America’s Longest War,” Sponsor-level members and above are invited to “Continue the Conversation” with Council experts on the current and future realities in Afghanistan.


Commentary & Analysis

Americans Support Infrastructure Investment

Running Numbers by Dina Smeltz

Public support for the 2021 infrastructure bill breaks across party lines and may miss the connection to US competitiveness.

A crowd of White House officials surround President Joe Biden, watching as he signs the bill.
Public Opinion

Public Support for AUKUS Relationships despite Backlash

Running Numbers by Colin Wolff

The AUKUS submarine deal was strongly condemned by China and France, but will likely enjoy broad support among US and Australian publics.

A breached submarine traveling above the water's surface.
Public Opinion


Democrats and Republicans Support International Trade

Public Opinion Survey by Karl Friedhoff

There is broad agreement that international trade delivers benefits to consumers and to companies and is even good for creating jobs in the United States.

Containers are stacked on the deck of the cargo ship on the ocean.
Public Opinion

Republicans and Democrats in Different Worlds on Climate Change

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

As President Biden heads to the UN Climate Change Conference, he will grapple with significant divides in domestic public opinion.

An artist finishes a mural of the earth on fire with the caption "while you were talking."
Climate and the Environment


Joshua Busby 

Nonresident Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
Nonresident Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy expert Joshua Busby

Daniel W. Drezner 

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