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Upcoming Events

New Cold Wars: A Conversation with David Sanger

Hybrid EVENT

Join us for a conversation with award-winning journalist David Sanger on his new book, "New Cold Wars," and the struggle between the US, Russia, and China for global influence.

Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Xi Jinping in the Kremlin on May 8, 2015.
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Past Events

Special Representative Penny Pritzker Reflects on Ukraine's Economic Recovery


Ahead of the two-year anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Penny Pritzker joins Ivo Daalder for a conversation on international support for Ukraine.

Penny Pritzker speaks onstage at the Chicago Council.

Fulbright, US State Department and Chicago Council Extravaganza


You're invited to an invigorating program highlighting some of the exciting work done both domestically and internationally.

A crowd watches a program at the Chicago Council Conference Center.

Commentary & Analysis

Israel-Iran Tensions, Ukraine Aid Vote

Video Series
World Review with Ivo Daalder

Yasmeen Abutaleb, Anton La Guardia, and Peter Spiegel join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

Iran Middle East Tensions
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Global Politics

If Israel Needs Friends, So Does Ukraine

In the News
America Abroad
Ivo H. Daalder

"While Israel and its allies intercepted nearly all the Iranian missiles, Ukraine is facing Russia all on its own," writes Ivo Daalder.

A Ukrainian soldier raises the Ukrainian flag in the village of Andriivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine on September 16, 2023.
Alex Babenko / AP
Global Politics


Taiwan's Security Future: How Domestic Politics Impact Taipei’s Defense

Report by Ethan Kessler

With a presidential election fast approaching, Taipei’s defense policy could go in multiple directions.

A voter holds a Taiwan flag as he waits for the start of a campaign rally
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Defense and Security

The Emerging Geopolitics of Infrastructure Competition

Working Paper by Simon Curtis

The success of ambitious states will be determined by their ability to shape global infrastructures and the cities they connect around the world.

Belt and Road High Speed Rail
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Global Cities


Daniel W. Drezner 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
Council expert Daniel W. Drezner