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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.

Justice For All: Exploring Impunity in the Middle East and North Africa


Experts discuss impunity and accountability throughout the Middle East and North Africa in the 21st century.

A sit-in in front of the Banque du Liban in Beirut, Lebanon on January 25, 2023.

Commentary & Analysis

Growing Pains: Transforming Global Food and Agriculture

Youth in Agriculture: Transforming Local Food Systems

How do we nourish the population, while protecting the planet from the very act of nourishing us?

A farmer thrashes wheat crop after harvest early morning.
AP Photos/Channi Anand
Food and Agriculture

Turkey and the Power of Controlling the Narrative

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

"Let Turkey’s election be a reminder that a free vote means little in the face of a false narrative," Elizabeth Shackelford writes.

Youngsters stand next to giant election billboard of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
AP Photos
Global Politics


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

Americans Support Afghans—but Not the Taliban Government

Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

The 2022 Chicago Council Survey finds broad support for taking in Afghan refugees but not for releasing frozen funds to the Taliban.

A demonstrator holds up a sign that says Let Afghans In during a rally in New York City
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