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Public Opinion and Foreign Policy – Does It Matter, and If So, How?


Students within the Associated Colleges of the Midwest joined a conversation with Council experts to explore a foreign policy strategy that addresses Midwestern audiences' priorities.

Biden in front of a screen at a climate summit.
White House

Continue the Conversation: The Legacy of America's Longest War


Following the public program “The Legacy of America’s Longest War,” Sponsor-level members and above are invited to “Continue the Conversation” with Council experts on the current and future realities in Afghanistan.


Commentary & Analysis

Free Trade with Exceptions: Public Opinion and Industrial Policy

Running Numbers by Phillip Meng

Citizens and policymakers alike embrace industrial policy as great power competition intensifies.

President Joe Biden signs the Inflation Reduction Act
The White House
Public Opinion

Millennials and Gen Z Sound the Alarm on Climate Change

Running Numbers by Emily Sullivan

While younger Americans are most concerned about climate change, pluralities of each generation are ready to take action to prevent it.

Climate activists Luisa Neubauer, Greta Thunberg, Lakshmi Thevasagayam, and Florian Oezcan protest against the expansion of the Garzweiler open-cast lignite mine
Climate and the Environment


Few Russians Are Anxious about Western Sanctions

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

But those feeling an economic pinch are more likely to say that Moscow should enter peace negotiations.

People skate at the opening of an ice rink at the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy in Moscow
Public Opinion

American Support for US Bases in Japan at Record High

Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

American public opinion toward Japan has never been warmer, Council data show.

US President Joe Biden and Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida shake hands
Public Opinion


Joshua Busby 

Nonresident Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
Nonresident Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy expert Joshua Busby

Daniel W. Drezner 

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