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Deep Dish on Global Affairs goes beyond the headlines on critical global issues. With world news in rapid development, Deep Dish brings together experts in foreign policy, national security, economics, and whatever field is in flux during the week to talk through what's happening, why, and why it matters.

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Deep Dish on Global Affairs goes beyond the headlines on critical global issues. With world news in rapid development, Deep Dish brings together experts in foreign policy, national security, economics, and whatever field is in flux during the week to talk through what's happening, why, and why it matters.

    Should the US Embrace or Reject Engagement with China?

    Should the US Embrace or Reject Engagement with China?

    Chinese leader Xi Jinping is in his third five-year term as the nation's president, putting him on track to stay in power for life at a time of severe economic challenges and rising tensions with the US. Nonresident senior fellow Paul Heer joins Deep Dish to argue the importance of engagement with China as a necessary component of US foreign policy. If we do not pursue it, he says, we are missing opportunities for a more peaceful coexistence between both countries and the world.  

    This episode originally aired on August 4, 2022. 

     

    Reading List: 

    The Next Taiwan Strait Crisis Has Arrived, Paul Heer, The National Interest, August 2, 2022  
    Engagement With China Has Not Failed, Paul Heer, The National Interest, July 14, 2022  
    Understanding U.S.-China Strategic Competition, Paul Heer, The National Interest, October 20, 2020 

    • 30 min
    How to Change the World: Why Quick Fixes Fail and What to Do

    How to Change the World: Why Quick Fixes Fail and What to Do

    Dive into the world of lasting change with Deep Dish! Join host Brian Hanson and author Sascha Haselmayer in a captivating exploration of 'The Slow Lane.' We’ll uncover the secrets behind why instant solutions often miss the mark, and how embracing patience and strategic thinking can pave the way for sustainable transformation to address global challenges.
    Reading List 

    The Slow Lane: Why Quick Fixes Fail and How to Achieve Real Change, Sascha Haselmayer & Anne-Marie Slaughter, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, July 18, 2023 

    • 34 min
    This Era of Hostage Diplomacy Requires New Answers

    This Era of Hostage Diplomacy Requires New Answers

    From Hamas to Russia to Iran, hostage-taking is on the rise once again and hostage diplomacy has entered that arsenal of foreign policy tools by countries around the world. This week, Northwestern University’s Dani Gilbert guides us through what is new, what has worked and failed in the past, and why countries need new ways to respond to hostage-taking today.  
     

    Reading List: 

    Why the Gaza hostage crisis is different, Danielle Gilbert, Good Authority, Oct 13, 2023 
    Biden’s hostage diplomacy, explained, Danielle Gilbert, Good Authority, Sept 20, 2023 
    The Prisoners Dilemma, Danielle Gilbert, Foreign Affairs, Aug 24, 2022 

    • 35 min
    How Partisan is US Foreign Policy?

    How Partisan is US Foreign Policy?

    Deep Dish explores how America’s hyper partisan politics are impacting foreign policy actions. Author Jordan Tama shares revelations from his new book, while the Council’s Dina Smeltz unveils fresh survey data to expose how partisanship plays out in US foreign policy. 

    Reading List: 

    Bipartisanship and US Foreign Policy: Cooperation in a Polarized Age, Jordan Tama, Oxford University Press, September 1, 2023 
    Public Opinion Survey Reports, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

    • 24 min
    Could an Asian NATO be in the Cards?

    Could an Asian NATO be in the Cards?

    The Asia-Pacific region is witnessing a seismic shift in power dynamics as nations like Japan, Australia, and the US forge a game-changing partnership to counter China's influence. The big question: could this lead to a new NATO for the Pacific? And what would that mean? Experts Michael Green and Karl Friedhoff dissect the motives, strategies, and potential outcomes. 

    Reading List: 

    Never Say Never to an Asian NATO, Michael Green, Foreign Policy, September 6, 2023 

    • 29 min
    Is Poland's General Election a Turning Point for the Nation?

    Is Poland's General Election a Turning Point for the Nation?

    On Sunday, Poland’s opposition parties won a victory in the country’s general election signaling a radical change for the country. After emerging as a major EU success story, Poland’s politics shifted dramatically almost a decade ago, putting it on a nationalist path dominated by a far-right coalition. But now the country appears headed back in a pro-EU direction. Expert Monika Sus and host Lizzy Shackelford shed light on the country's shifting politics and changing role in the global landscape.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
162 Ratings

162 Ratings

Andieo1997 ,

Brilliant!

This is the perfect choice for anyone interested in learning more about national security! Each episode is informative and enjoyable.

Amorimot ,

Excellent podcast

Brian is a terrific interviewer, and the Chicago Council does a great job producing. The interviews are lively and the content is always accessible. Great for foreign policy wonks and generalists alike.

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Good questions

Wandering confused answers to good questions. I was looking forward to a better discussion.

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