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Human Rights and the Future of Afghanistan


Join UChicago's International House and the Chicago Council for a conversation with Nader Nadery on the future of human rights in Afghanistan.

A Taliban fighter stands in the road during a celebration marking the second anniversary of the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan
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Ambassador Dina Kawar on Jordan-US Relations


Ambassador Dina Kawar discusses the relationship between Jordan and the United States, as well as Jordan’s role in regional security.

President Biden shakes hands with Jordan's King Abdullah II.

Commentary & Analysis

What the Ukraine War, Taiwan, and Gaza Have in Common

In the News
The National Interest
Paul Heer

"Washington’s denial—or revisionism—about US policies that helped to fuel current or potential crises only makes them more intractable," Paul Heer argues.

An American flag flies in a cloudy sky
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US Foreign Policy

Trump's NATO Remarks, Israel's Rafah Offensive, Pakistan Elections

Video Series
World Review with Ivo Daalder

Yasmeen Abutaleb, Prashant Rao, and Peter Spiegel join guest host Carla Anne Robbins to discuss the week's top news stories.

Trump at NATO Summit
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Global Politics


Prior to Attack on Israel, Majority of Americans Supported Talks with Hamas

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Poll finds a majority of Americans value the US security partnership with Israel but say the status quo between Israel and Palestinians is unacceptable.

A Palestinian protester argues with Israeli security forces to prevent shooting tear gas at Palestinian protesters during a demonstration against Israeli settlements in the village of Qaryout, near the West Bank city of Nablus, Friday, Sept. 15, 2023.
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Public Opinion

Americans Support Sanctions on Iran

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

In the event of Iran developing nuclear weapons, the US public wants to tighten economic sanctions, and most support a return to the JCPOA.

The atomic symbol and the Iranian flag
Public Opinion


Saeid Golkar 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Iran Policy
Council expert Saeid Golkar

Sibel Oktay 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
Headshot for Sibel Oktay