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US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns on China-US Relations


Members of the Council community join Ambassador Burns for insights into the current state of the China-US relationship.

Joe Biden and Xi Jinping at the G20 Summit in Indonesia on November 14, 2022.

Vice President Mike Pence on America's Role in the World


Join Vice President Mike Pence for a discussion on his career, foreign policy, and his new book, " So Help Me God."

Vice President Mike Pence stands at a microphone.

Commentary & Analysis

Emerging Partisan Division on Support to Ukraine

Running Numbers by Emily Sullivan

Consensus on how long to provide economic and military aid to Ukraine appears to be weakening as the war enters its tenth month.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks at a news conference
Public Opinion

Making the Case for a Stronger US Commitment to Human Rights

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

"In the past 20 years, the global trend toward greater rights has reversed, with authoritarianism and illiberalism on the rise," Elizabeth Shackelford writes.

The Committee to Protect Journalists and other press freedom activists hold a candlelight vigil in front of the Saudi Embassy to mark the anniversary of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
International Law and Human Rights


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 Focused Elsewhere as Tensions Rise on the Korean Peninsula

Public Opinion Survey by Karl Friedhoff

With all eyes on Ukraine, it is unclear if a seventh North Korean nuclear test will really register with the American public.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un oversees a missile launch at an undisclosed location in North Korea, in this undated photo released on October 10, 2022 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
Public Opinion


Joshua Busby 

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