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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

European Energy Crisis Shifts Germany’s Power Priorities

Running Numbers by Gabriela Ivanova

Russia’s war in Ukraine has sparked a domestic push toward alternative energy sources.

Steam erupts from a coking tower at the Thyssenkrupp steel Europe in Duisburg, Germany
Public Opinion

Who Has the Advantage in Ukraine?

Running Numbers by Dina Smeltz

American perceptions of whether Russia or Ukraine is winning the war are key to support for ongoing US assistance to Kyiv.

A soldier hoists the State Flag of Ukraine in deoccupied Kherson Public Opinion


Growing US Divide on How Long to Support Ukraine

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Nearly half of Americans (47%) now say Washington should urge Kyiv to settle for peace as soon as possible.

A woman holds US and Ukrainian flags
Public Opinion

Americans Favor 'Friendshoring' Approach for Supply Chains

Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

Americans across party lines say the United States should prioritize friendly-nation supply chains, despite potentially higher costs.

a cargo ship stacked with shipping containers 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