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World Review: Biden’s First Year, European Instability, and Ukraine


Every Friday, Ivo Daalder talks with reporters from some of the world’s leading media outlets to get their perspectives on emerging global stories and how they might unfold.

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Russia and Ukraine - What's Next?


As tensions continue to grow over Russia's military build-up close to its border with Ukraine, what might be President Putin’s next move—and is there still hope for de-escalation?

President Biden holds virtual talks with Russia's President Vladimir Putin and other officials during a secure video call from the Situation Room at the White House

World Review: Russia-NATO Talks, Kazakhstan, and Xi in 2022

World Review

Ivo Daalder talks with Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Peter Spiegel, and Giles Whittell to get their perspectives on the news of the week and what to keep an eye on in the days ahead.

NATO diplomacy on Russia

Commentary & Analysis

Putin's Closing Window on Ukraine

Video Series
Featured Video

Is the window of opportunity closing for Putin’s aims in Ukraine? Nonresident Senior Fellow Mitchel Wallerstein weighs in on CNN.

Screenshot of Mitchel Wallerstein discussing Russia-Ukraine tensions on CNN.
US Foreign Policy

Blinken: Russian Aggression Will Be Met with United Response

Video Series
Featured Video

“What Putin wants most of all is to make sure that he can control the destiny of Ukraine,” Council President Ivo Daalder tells CNN’s Larry Madowo.


Russians See Greater Reward than Risk in Closer Relations with China

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

As Russia and China grow closer through economic ties, a joint Chicago Council on Global Affairs-Levada Analytical Center survey finds that the Russian public sees little downside to the growing bilateral relationship.

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Public Opinion

Guiding Principles for a Sustainable US Policy Toward Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia

Policy Brief by Coauthors

A joint task force outlines some key principles and judgments in managing the United States' relationships with Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia.

Exterior view of the Kremlin at night time
Alex Zarubi
Defense and Security