The Role of Cities in Countering Violent Extremism

Chattanooga, Tennessee Mayor Andy Burke speaks about his city’s experience with terrorism at the Strong Cities Network Global Meeting in Aarhus, Turkey, in 2016.  He is seated between Anaheim, California Mayor Tom Tait (left) and Vilvoorde, Belgium Mayor Hans Bonte...

Let the First Strike be a Knock at the Door

A sign indicates the distance and direction of Los Angeles’ various sister cities—Photo by Jim Winstead, Flickr Creative Commons    By Mary Kane “Every bomb we can manufacture, every plane, every ship, every gun, in the long run has no purpose but the negative: to...

City Diplomacy and Urban Difference

By Sam Tabory The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the institutional positions of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Not all cities have the same resources. Not all cities have the same clout. Not all cities...

City Diplomacy in the Age of Brexit and Trump

Photo by Dan Eaglesham, Flicker Creative Commons By Benjamin Leffel and Michele Acuto Imagine a football game. The majority of those in attendance are in the stands, mere spectators to the game being played on the field before them. Populating the field are the few:...