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Public Opinion, US Foreign Policy

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

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

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

Combating Global Hunger as an American Foreign Policy Priority

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Coauthors

While not traditionally prioritized as a tool of foreign policy, combatting world hunger has high bipartisan support from the American public.

Two people holding big bag of onions, collecting humanitarian aid (water, food, hygiene products) for people evacuated from Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics
Reuters
Food and Agriculture

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