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Ivo H. Daalder

2021 Chicago Council Survey

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

While the Biden administration seems to understand where Americans stand on China and domestic renewal to support global competitiveness, the data disproves their assumptions that Americans are skeptical about trade and weary of US global engagement and leadership.

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Public Opinion

Preventing Nuclear Proliferation and Reassuring America's Allies

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

A task force, cochaired by Chuck Hagel, Malcolm Rifkind, and Kevin Rudd with Ivo Daalder, argues that fraying American alliances and a rapidly changing security environment have shaken America’s nuclear security guarantees and threaten the 50-year-old nuclear nonproliferation regime.

Then US Vice President Joe Biden visits Observation Post Ouellette inside the DMZ, the military border separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom in 2013.
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Defense and Security

2020 Chicago Council Survey

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Dina Smeltz, Ivo H. Daalder, Karl Friedhoff, Craig Kafura, and Brendan Helm analyze data finding Democrats and Republicans are divided in their views on top threats to United States and how the country should address global challenges and engage internationally. 

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Public Opinion

2019 Chicago Council Survey

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Findings show a majority of Americans reject ideas of the United States retreating from the world, abdicating international leadership, and abandoning alliances and global institutions.

Aerial view of the Statue of Liberty in New York City.
Public Opinion

The Empty Throne: America's Abdication of Global Leadership

RESEARCH
Book by Coauthors

American diplomacy is in shambles, but beneath the daily chaos is an erosion of the postwar order that is even more dangerous.

The US White House.
Diego Cambiaso
Global Politics

2018 Chicago Council Survey

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

The 2018 Chicago Council Survey indicates that Americans now supported active US engagement in world affairs, the largest majority since 1974—except for just after the September 11 attacks.

2018 Chicago Council Survey: America Engaged
Public Opinion

The Domestic Sources of American Foreign Policy: Insights and Evidence 7th Edition

RESEARCH
Book by Coauthors

This book, meant for students in American foreign policy, gives a broad introduction to a wide range of domestic factors that influence US policymakers.

A metal sculpture of the world map hangs on a wall
George Bakos
US Foreign Policy

2017 Chicago Council Survey

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

The 2017 Chicago Council Survey, conducted roughly six months into the Trump administration, tested the appeal of "America First" ideas among the United States' public.

US Capital Building at night
Public Opinion

2016 Chicago Council Survey

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Over the past year, Donald Trump has been able to channel the anxieties of a significant segment of the American public into a powerful political force, taking him to the doorstep of the White House.

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Public Opinion

2015 Chicago Council Survey

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

2015 Chicago Council Survey results demonstrate the American public remains committed to engagement in the world.

Handshake between President Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro during the Summit of the Americas in Panama City, Panama.
The White House
Public Opinion