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Amplifying Black History for Structural Change and Unity

Women, Equity, and Global Development Forum

Learning the lessons of Black History Month can highlight opportunities for addressing structural racism and systemic inequity.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Raphael Warnock visits a mural at Elizabeth Porter Historic Monument, the site of an African American hospital, on election day

Commentary & Analysis

Russians and Americans Welcome Extension of New Start Treaty

Running Numbers by Multiple Authors

Dina Smeltz and Brendan Helm discuss President Biden's extension of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.

US Foreign Policy

When Allies Go Nuclear

In the News
Foreign Affairs
Multiple Experts

Chuck Hagel, Malcolm Rifkind, Kevin Rudd, and Ivo Daalder, cochairs of a Council task force, offer recommendations on how to prevent nuclear proliferation and reassure America's allies.

An unarmed Trident II D5 missile is test-launched from the ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska
Defense and Security


Centering Global Food Security for Global Prosperity

Working Paper by Multiple Authors

Catherine Bertini and Ertharin Cousin are co-leads on a paper offering the Biden Administration recommendations for the US government to build on a strong foundation of food and nutrition security programs to alleviate global hunger and malnutrition.

Vegetables are displayed for sale at a stand at Surquillo market in Lima, Peru.
Food and Agriculture

Greatest Threat: Democrats Say White Nationalism, Republicans Say China

Public Opinion Survey by Multiple Authors

New survey data shows a partisan divide on what Americans believe is the greatest threat to the United States: Democrats rank violent white nationalist groups the highest, while Republicans list China as the greatest threat.

Left: Multiple white nationalist groups march to McIntire Park in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. Right: People wave with the Chinese flag before the a meeting of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, June 1, 2017.
Public Opinion


John Austin 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Midwest
Council expert John Austin