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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

Russian Public Accepts Putin's Spin on Ukraine Conflict

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

A new Chicago Council-Levada poll reveals the Russian public appears to be buying Putin's explanation for "military operation" in Ukraine.

Russian public celebrating after Putin speech in Feb, waving Russian flags.
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

Thinking Nuclear: South Korean Attitudes on Nuclear Weapons

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

New public opinion data finds robust support for a domestic nuclear weapons program in South Korea.

Reuters
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

As Nuclear Clock Ticks, US Public Prefers Diplomacy with Iran

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

While the public would prefer diplomacy with Iran, they are not taking more aggressive options off the table.

World leaders gather at a table in Vienna for talks to resume the JCPOA.
Reuters
Public Opinion

Americans Remain Committed to South Korea, View North Korea as an Adversary

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Karl Friedhoff

2021 Chicago Council Survey data show that a majority of Americans hold favorable views of South Korea and would support defending the country from a North Korean attack.

North Korean missile test from September 2021.
Reuters
Public Opinion

For First Time, Half of Americans Favor Defending Taiwan If China Invades

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

2021 Chicago Council Survey data show a majority of Americans support a range of US policies towards Taiwan: recognition as an independent country, inclusion in international organizations, and a US-Taiwan free trade agreement.

Taiwan ship and flag
REUTERS
Public Opinion

US, Japan, and South Korea Coordination Key to Competing in Southeast Asia

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

In picking fronts that offer the paths of least resistance, trilateral cooperation will maximize the presence of all three countries in ASEAN, maintaining balance in the region and making collective progress toward economic and development goals.

Ships from the United States and Jpa
US Navy
Defense and Security