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:...

The Power of Non-State Actors

The age of globalization and information has led to an increase in the power of non-state actors (NSAs) on the global stage.  Consider this, there are over 40,000 internationally operating NGOs. These NGOs try to shame corporations for poor labor laws, organize...