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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
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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.

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Public Opinion

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
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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

Democrats and Republicans Support International Trade

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Karl Friedhoff

There is broad agreement that international trade delivers benefits to consumers and to companies and is even good for creating jobs in the United States.

Containers are stacked on the deck of the cargo ship on the ocean.
Reuters
Public Opinion

Republicans and Democrats in Different Worlds on Climate Change

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

As President Biden heads to the UN Climate Change Conference, he will grapple with significant divides in domestic public opinion.

An artist finishes a mural of the earth on fire with the caption "while you were talking."
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Climate and the Environment

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

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

Chicago and the World: 100 Years of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs

RESEARCH
Book by Richard C. Longworth

A dual history, of a century of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and of the foreign policy battles and debates as they paraded across the Council's stage.

Hardcover book of Chicago and the World
US Foreign Policy