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The 21st Century US-Japan Relationship


In advance of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's state visit next week, join us for an afternoon of wide-ranging discussions on the political and security issues making headlines and the cultural, economic, and educational ties that run deep.

An event at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with the US-Japan Foundation. Pictured is a panel of experts covered a wide range of topics, from political issues and Prime Minister Kishida’s state visit to the widespread popularity of Japanese culture throughout the US
Ana Miyares Photography

Global Challenges, Shared Solutions: A Conversation with Ambassador Birgitta Tazelaar


Ambassador Birgitta Tazelaar discusses the US-Netherlands partnership and how both countries navigate global security, trade, and political uncertainty.

Ambassador Birgitta Tazelaar at The Chicago Council Global Affairs having conversation with the Council's Distinguished Fellow and former US Ambassador to the Netherlands Fay Hartog-Levin on US-Netherlands relations, the evolving Dutch political landscape, and how both countries can work together to navigate challenges in an ever-changing world.
Ana Miyares Photography

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
AP Photos
Global Politics

The US Is Having a Crisis of Confidence at a Very Bad Time

In the News
World Politics Review
Paul Poast

"A lack of confidence can lead to restraint out of fear, rather than restraint as a principled position," Paul Poast writes.

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida addresses a joint meeting of Congress in the House chamber
Jacquelyn Martin / AP
US Foreign Policy


American Public Divided over US Approach to Israel's War in Gaza

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Americans are also slightly more likely to say Israel has gone too far in its war with Hamas than to say Israel’s actions are justified.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant meet at the Pentagon
Jacquelyn Martin / AP
Public Opinion

Liberal and Moderate Democrats Differ on Some Immigration Policies

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Cleavages within the party could further complicate President Joe Biden's path to reelection.

President Joe Biden walks along a stretch of the US-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas
Andrew Harnik / AP
Public Opinion


Joshua Busby 

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