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US Foreign Policy

Women in National Security and International Humanitarian Law Compliance

RESEARCH
Report by Emily Sullivan

Emily Sullivan examines the potential impact of women’s increased participation and decision-making in militaries and national security in Interdisciplinary Political Studies.

A woman in uniform faces away from camera and salutes in front of a blue sky.
The National Guard
Defense and Security

The Ukraine Example: Circumstances Matter for Effective Security Assistance

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Ethan Kessler

US aid would not have been nearly as effective without Ukraine’s efforts to improve its military prior to the 2022 Russian invasion.

tanks in Ukraine
Reuters
Defense and Security

The Case for Inclusive Agricultural Development

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Coauthors

Amid shifts towards inclusive agricultural development, the Center for Global Food and Agriculture offers policy recommendations for further US government action.

Gorreti Ndagire (center) counts money during a Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) group meeting in Katoosi village, Ddwaniro subcounty, Rakai district, Uganda.
Catholic Relief Services/Will Baxter
Food and Agriculture

Memo on an "Economic Article 5" to Counter Authoritarian Coercion

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Coauthors

The world's democracies need a way to fight back against coercive economic actions by authoritarian governments, argue Ivo Daalder and Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

Shipping containers seen from the sky.
iStock
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Russians and Americans Sense a New Cold War

RESEARCH
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.
Reuters
Public Opinion

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

RESEARCH
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
Reuters
Public Opinion

Strong Partners: Japanese and US Perceptions of America and the World

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

New data from the Japan Institute of International Affairs and the Council offer insights on how publics in the United States and Japan view the relationship between their countries.

Japan's Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi (R) fist bumps with new US ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel
Reuters
Public Opinion

How Economic Sanctions Are Used in US Foreign Policy

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Ethan Kessler

What are economic sanctions? How are they used in US foreign policy? And what should future policymakers consider before employing them?

"Sanctions" on board game letters in front of Russian and American flag
Reuters
US Foreign Policy

Liberal and Moderate Democrats: How Different Are They in Views on Foreign Policy?

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Chicago Council data show that some key foreign policy issues have the potential to disrupt Democratic Party unity.

Senator Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat from Arizona, speaks with Senator Gary Peters, a Democrat from Michigan
Reuters
Public Opinion

Republicans and Democrats Split on China Policy

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Chicago Council Survey data reveals growing concern across party lines about China's economic and military power.

President Biden and Xi Jinping shaking hands in front of flags in 2013.
Lintao Zhang
Public Opinion