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Upcoming Events

Russia, China, and the Battle for Global Dominance


Catherine Ashton, Robert Kagan, Kishore Mahbubani, and Ivo Daalder discuss the new geopolitical order emerging from Russia and China’s efforts to counter US power.

Against a backdrop of Russian and Chinese flags, Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the end of a joint press briefing in Beijing's Great Hall of the People.

World Cities Summit 2022

Join global, business, and thought leaders worldwide in person as they share best practices and ideas for cities to emerge more liveable, sustainable, and resilient, from prolonged and unpredictable disruptions.

Structures of the Gardens by the Bay with skyscrapers in the background

Past Events

Global Food Security Symposium 2022

Global Food Security Symposium

Leading experts discussed action needed to meet unprecedented global food security crises arising from climate change, the pandemic, and conflict.

Three women harvest vegetation in a field in India.

Global Shocks Facing the US Economy

Global Economy Series

A conversation on how the Russia-Ukraine war and ongoing shutdowns in Asia are disrupting a global economy still affected by COVID-19.

A board showing currency exchange rates on display in Moscow

Commentary & Analysis

In Madrid, NATO Must Focus on the Long Term

In the News
Ivo H. Daalder

As NATO meets in Madrid, Ivo Daalder stresses that they must focus on the long term and include "all those in Europe who stand for freedom and democracy."

NATO  Spokesperson, Oana Lungescu, Swedish PM Magdalena Andersson, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speak at a NATO conference.
NATO (Flickr)
Defense and Security

The Vast, Untapped Potential of City Procurement

In the News
Smart Cities Dive
Sascha Haselmayer

Sascha Haselmayer argues for local governments to engage with their residents more on public procurement, the process by which cities buy goods and services.

A pile of $1, $5, and $10 American bills.
Global Cities


Memo on an "Economic Article 5" to Counter Authoritarian Coercion

Policy Brief by Coauthors

The world's democracies need a way to fight back against coercive economic actions by authoritarian governments, argue Ivo Daalder and Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

Shipping containers seen from the sky.
Global Economy, Trade and Business

How Economic Sanctions Are Used in US Foreign Policy

Working Paper by Ethan Kessler

What are economic sanctions? How are they used in US foreign policy? And what should future policymakers consider before employing them?

"Sanctions" on board game letters in front of Russian and American flag
US Foreign Policy


Paul Poast 

Nonresident Fellow, Foreign Policy and Public Opinion
Council expert Paul Poast