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Beyond the Page: Anna Pitoniak on Her Cold War Political Thriller

In-Person

In this Beyond the Page book club event, Council members discuss the international political thriller “Our American Friend” with author Anna Pitoniak.

Bottle of wine, glass and book in front of a brick wall.
Aug
11

Past Events

World Review: G7 and NATO Leaders Meet, Ukraine Stalemate, New Hope for Iran Nuclear Talks?

PAST EVENT VIDEO
World Review

Stefan Kornelius, Carla Robins, and Peter Spiegel join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

Reuters

World Review: Russia's Gas Squeeze, Three Major Summits, Colombia and France Veer Left

PAST EVENT VIDEO
World Review

Ravi Agrawal, Sylvie Kauffmann, and Giles Whittell join Carla Anne Robbins to discuss the week's top news stories.

Illustration shows natural gas pipeline in front of word EU and Russia flag colours
Reuters

Commentary & Analysis

G7 Leaders Should Capitalize on Public Support to Rebuild Western Alliance

In the News
Newsweek
Dina Smeltz

Leaders at this year's G7 summit have a "unique, and potentially short, window of opportunity to breathe new life into the Western alliance."

President Biden sits at a working lunch at the G7 Summit.
Reuters
Defense and Security

In Major Shift, Swedish Public Supports NATO Membership

BLOG
Running Numbers by Coauthors

Polling shows the Swedish public is keenly aware of the threat posed by Russia and favors a strong policy response to the invasion of Ukraine.

Sweden and NATO flags
Reuters
Defense and Security

Research

City Diplomacy During COVID-19: The 2022 Cities and International Engagement Survey

RESEARCH
Report by Michele Acuto

This report presents findings from a survey of city governments that identifies major issues for international engagement, including the COVID-19 pandemic and response.

Global Cities

Paths to New Prosperity in Industrial Regions of the West

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Coauthors

Local strategies can revive economies, nurture hope, and diminish the appeal of antidemocratic populism in struggling industrial regions.

Industrial city skyline and bridge with blue clouds.
Karen Green
Global Cities

Experts