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From pollution to solutions: How global cities are tackling poor air quality

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ChicagoGlobal by Renata Sago

As Chicago and other global cities increasingly grapple with poor air quality, solutions to the problem vary by location.

Woman bicycling against the Chicago skyline blanketed in haze from Canadian wildfires
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Concerns Grow over Trump's Comments on NATO

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Ivo H. Daalder

NATO members "should take the idea that a Donald Trump-led United States will not be a reliable ally very seriously," Ivo Daalder says.

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US and Germany — a Reversal of Fortunes

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Ivo H. Daalder

"The only question is whether Berlin will step up, leading others in Europe and beyond to begin filling the void a retreating America threatens to leave behind," Ivo Daalder writes.

President Joe Biden meets with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in the Oval Office of the White House on February 9, 2024
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Trump is Wrong about NATO

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America Abroad
Ivo H. Daalder

"In four years as president and the three years since, Trump has refused to get NATO right," writes Ivo Daalder.

President Donald Trump addresses a news conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels on July 12, 2018.
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Biden Is Right to Keep the US Engaged in the World

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World Politics Review
Paul Poast

Would the United States and the world be better off if Washington sat some things out? Paul Poast weighs in.

Joe Biden walks by world flags
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Ukrainian Leadership Shake-Up, Blinken in the Middle East, Northern Ireland’s First Minister

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World Review with Ivo Daalder

Laura Barrón-López, Catherine Philp, and Philip Stephens join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

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Exiting World Biz Chicago CEO weighs in on Chicago's challenges — and its advantages

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ChicagoGlobal by H. Lee Murphy

"The future of mankind will be dominated by 20 to 25 super-regions, with Chicago prominent among them," says Michael Fassnacht, who exits the economic development agency this month.

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Introducing Blue Marble

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An editorially independent project produced by a team of globally curious journalists at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Chicago transit confronts a fiscal cliff, but it isn't Caracas

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ChicagoGlobal by AJ Caughey

Chicago's transit system may need to make cuts and raise fares after COVID relief funds phase out, but riders won't likely see a systemic collapse like Venezuelan commuters experienced in the 2010s.

CTA Green Line train travels west from Chicago
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Underground climate change is slowly sinking Chicago and cities across the globe

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ChicagoGlobal by Nicole L. Cvetnic

We know Venice is sinking. What about Chicago, which accounts for about 234 square miles of land?

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