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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
AP Photos

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

Turning Cyprus from a Problem into a Solution

In the News
Ivo H. Daalder

The island offers a platform for political, economic, humanitarian and military reach at Europe’s intersection with the Middle East, Ivo Daalder writes.

an aid ship at a port in Cyprus
Petros Karadjias / AP
Global Politics

EU Elections, G7 Summit, Gaza Ceasefire

Video Series
World Review with Ivo Daalder

Karen DeYoung, Matt Kaminski, and Stefan Kornelius join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

European Parliament Elections
Vadim Ghirda / AP
Global Politics


American Public Divided over US Approach to Israel's War in Gaza

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Americans are also slightly more likely to say Israel has gone too far in its war with Hamas than to say Israel’s actions are justified.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant meet at the Pentagon
Jacquelyn Martin / AP
Public Opinion

Americans Continue to Say the US Should Stay Impartial in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

But they are becoming increasingly polarized across partisan groups, particularly among Democrats.

American flag flies over Jerusalem
Mahmoud Illean/AP
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