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How Personal Narratives Shape Global Conversations


Join author Amy Yee as she uses her work across continents as a lens to reveal how individual perspectives can reshape our world.

Monks cutting grass at the Sakya Monastery.
Amy Yee

Human Rights and the Future of Afghanistan


Join UChicago's International House and the Chicago Council for a conversation with Nader Nadery on the future of human rights in Afghanistan.

A Taliban fighter stands in the road during a celebration marking the second anniversary of the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan
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Commentary & Analysis

Latest on Israel-Hamas War, Ukraine Stalemate, COP28

Video Series
World Review with Ivo Daalder

Yasmeen Abutaleb, Nirmal Ghosh, and Prashant Rao join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

Israel Cabinet
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Global Politics

Stalemate Best Describes the State of War in Ukraine

In the News
Ivo H. Daalder

By providing Kyiv with tangible security guarantees, Moscow would be made to understand it will never determine Ukraine’s future.

Birds fly around grain handling and storage facility in central Ukraine on November 10, 2023.
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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