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Avoiding World War III: Managing Threats from Russia, China, and AI

Hybrid EVENT

Join the Council for a conversation on how China, Russia, and AI threaten global stability and how the United States and its allies can respond.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin toast during a dinner at The Palace of the Facets, a building in the Moscow Kremlin, on March 21, 2023.
Pavel Byrkin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo / AP

Past Events

"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

Putin Visits Xi, Russia's Kharkiv Advance, Biden-Bibi Split

Video Series
World Review with Ivo Daalder

Ken Moriyasu, Nahal Toosi, and Yaroslav Trofimov join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

China's Xi Jinping and Russia's Vladimir Putin meet in China
Pool Sputnik Kremlin
Global Politics

Johnson’s Reversal Could Signal a Lasting Shift on US Aid to Ukraine

In the News
World Politics Review
Paul Poast

Paul Poast explores why House Speaker Mike Johnson might have shifted course on Ukraine and what it means for US aid moving forward.

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson arrives to speak with reporters to discuss his proposal to send aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan
J. Scott Applewhite / AP
US Foreign Policy


Young Russians Feel More Threatened by Terrorism Than War in Ukraine

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Before the Crocus City Hall attack, a plurality of Russian young adults said Russia’s top foreign policy priority should be bolstering the country’s physical defenses.

People lay flowers and light candles next to the Crocus City Hall concert venue in Moscow
Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP
Public Opinion

Generation Putin: Proud Russians but Disengaged

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Although a plurality of young Russians say they are anxious about Russia’s political future, few vote or participate politically.

Young Russians hold Russian flags
Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP
Public Opinion