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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

US Public Views Saudi Relationship as One of Necessity

Running Numbers by Emily Sullivan

While government officials reaffirm the importance of the US-Saudi relationship, the American public expresses generally chilly feelings towards Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman meets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Public Opinion

What South Koreans Care about Most as Yoon Suk-Yeol Enters Office

In the News
NK News
Karl Friedhoff

“Major domestic policy shifts may not be forthcoming, likely driving Yoon to spend more time on issues he can control like trade and foreign policy,” writes Karl Friedhoff.

 South Korea's president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol speaks during a news conference in front of a peach background with writing.
Global Politics


Russians and Americans Sense a New Cold War

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Russians and Americans seem to sense a global alignment of democracies versus autocracies, and both publics fear a nuclear exchange.

Fallout shelter sign on brick wall next to trees.
Public Opinion

Americans Support Ukraine—but Not with US Troops or a No-Fly Zone

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

A new poll reveals that Americans see Russia as a significant threat to US interests and support military and economic assistance to Ukraine.

Rally In Support Of Ukraine Held In New York City
Public Opinion


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