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"Slava Ukraini" Film Screening


Join the Council for a screening of Bernard-Henri Lévy’s  "Slava Ukraini," a war diary from the front lines of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Director Bernard-Henri Lévy walking with three soldiers.
Marc Roussel

Why Should We Care about Russia's War against Ukraine? 


What does the war in Ukraine mean for the Chicago community? Council President Ivo Daalder joins local leaders from Rotary Magazine to discuss.

Silhouette of a soldier tipping their cap behind the yellow portion of a Ukrainian flag.

Commentary & Analysis

Americans Want US Leaders to Focus More on China and Southern Border

Running Numbers by Dina Smeltz

Partisan differences guide assessments of where Washington should turn its attention.

a Chinese flag hangs near an automated parcel handling line at a warehouse for an online retailer in Beijing
Mark Schiefelbein / AP
Public Opinion

After 75 Years, NATO Is as Relevant and Valuable as Ever

In the News
World Politics Review
Paul Poast

"NATO once again has a clear singular mission: it returns it to its core function of ensuring the territorial integrity of Europe," Paul Poast writes.

World leaders stand on stage at the NATO summit in Vilnius
Paul Ellis / AP
Defense and Security


Young Russians Feel More Threatened by Terrorism Than War in Ukraine

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Before the Crocus City Hall attack, a plurality of Russian young adults said Russia’s top foreign policy priority should be bolstering the country’s physical defenses.

eople lay flowers and light candles next to the Crocus City Hall concert venue in Moscow
Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP
Public Opinion

Generation Putin: Proud Russians but Disengaged

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Although a plurality of young Russians say they are anxious about Russia’s political future, few vote or participate politically.

Young Russians hold Russian flags
Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP
Public Opinion