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"Slava Ukraini" Film Screening


Join the Council for a screening of Bernard-Henri Lévy’s  "Slava Ukraini," a war diary from the front lines of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Director Bernard-Henri Lévy walking with three soldiers.
Marc Roussel

Why Should We Care about Russia's War against Ukraine? 


What does the war in Ukraine mean for the Chicago community? Council President Ivo Daalder joins local leaders from Rotary Magazine to discuss.

Silhouette of a soldier tipping their cap behind the yellow portion of a Ukrainian flag.

Commentary & Analysis

What Are Sanctions—and Do They Work?

Video Series
Featured Video

Research Associate Ethan Kessler explains the benefits and drawbacks of what’s become a major US foreign policy tool.

Ethan Kessler speaks in front of a window US Foreign Policy

Why the Goals of the War Look Different in Kyiv

Deep Dish on Global Affairs Podcast

While many in the West see the outcome of the war as determined by military action and shifts in battlefield positions, in Ukraine, long term integration with the West is the most important goal.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, left, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, right, talk during their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, April 20, 2023.
AP Photos
Defense and Security


Few Russians Are Anxious about Western Sanctions

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

But those feeling an economic pinch are more likely to say that Moscow should enter peace negotiations.

People skate at the opening of an ice rink at the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy in Moscow
Public Opinion

Americans Prefer Supporting Role in Constraining Chinese and Russian Ambitions

Public Opinion Survey by Phillip Meng

Great power competition is the organizing principle of President Biden’s new National Security Strategy. Is the American public on board?

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping
Public Opinion