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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.

Ambassador Burns on screen in conversation with Fay Hartog Levin

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."

Former Vice President Mike Pence on the Council's stage with Council President Ivo H. Daalder

Commentary & Analysis

US ‘War Profiteering’ in Ukraine Is a Red Herring

In the News
World Politics Review
Paul Poast

Such accusations ignore the harm the war is doing to the US economy and the potential political peril it has created for the Biden administration, Paul Poast writes.

A US service member prepares cargo in support of Ukraine
US Foreign Policy

At US-Africa Leaders Summit, Russia and China Provide Subtext

Global Insight by Justice Malala

The US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, is the first meeting of its kind since 2014. Africa’s shift toward China and Russia will be a subtext of the meeting.

US Secretary of State Blinken meets Democratic Republic of Congo President Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde
Global Politics


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