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Foreign Policy Polarization among the US Public

Report by Dina Smeltz

Dina Smeltz unpacks recent survey data on American views toward foreign policy in International Politics.

signs reading Democrat and Republican point in opposite directions
Public Opinion

US Arms Sales Reveal Discord in Taiwan's Defense Strategy

Report by Ethan Kessler

Washington has started selling arms that serve a "porcupine" defense strategy to Taiwan. Whether Taipei fully embraces this new approach remains to be seen.

a ship in the waters near Taiwan
Wang Yu Ching
US Foreign Policy

Eurasia's Freight Infrastructure vs. Russia's War in Ukraine

Report by Xiangming Chen

Even as the war in Ukraine creates risks, the extensive city-based CEFT network remains resilient from its continued expansion, improved infrastructure, and operational adaptability.

CEFT in Chongqing
Global Cities

Informing the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health


The Council convened a task force to provide recommendations to advance the goals of the 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.

Four speakers and a moderator discuss food insecurity on stage at the 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.
Food and Agriculture

Cities and Social Entrepreneurs: Procurement Reform

Report by Sascha Haselmayer

Implementing problem-based procurement can help cities improve public services in areas like health, infrastructure, tech, and education.

Workers in a factory building a vehicle
Global Cities

Cities at the Intersection: Climate, Culture, and Migration

Report by Coauthors

Local leadership plays a critical role in responding to climate threats and addressing the challenges associated with migration, the report's authors find.

Global Cities

Ally-Shoring and the Workforce: US and Mexico

Report by John Austin

Economic, political, and security benefits can be achieved through ally-shoring labor and supply chains between the US and Mexico.

Shipping containers in port in Valparaiso, Chile via Unsplash Global Cities

Women in National Security and International Humanitarian Law Compliance

Report by Emily Sullivan

Emily Sullivan examines the potential impact of women’s increased participation and decision-making in militaries and national security in Interdisciplinary Political Studies.

A woman in uniform faces away from camera and salutes in front of a blue sky.
The National Guard
Defense and Security

City Diplomacy During COVID-19: The 2022 Cities and International Engagement Survey

Report by Michele Acuto

This report presents findings from a survey of city governments that identifies major issues for international engagement, including the COVID-19 pandemic and response.

Global Cities

Climate Data-Driven Cities

Report by Robert Muggah

"Most cities are still lagging when it comes to processing and converting this information in a way that can improve lives and save the planet," writes Robert Muggah.

Satellite images of a river valley and ice melting Climate and the Environment