Jun 12, 2020
DaSun Millard stands next to the newly named "Black Lives Matter Plaza" sign near the White House, during a protest in Washington, DC. on June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

How U.S. Civil Protests Resonate With Publics Worldwide

CoC members from leading global think tanks in Australia, Brazil, Germany, South Korea, and the United Kingdom reflect on the recent unrest in the United States, and the possible implications for the U.S. role in promoting the rule of law and human rights abroad.
DaSun Millard stands next to the newly named "Black Lives Matter Plaza" sign near the White House, during a protest in Washington, DC. on June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
CoC members from leading global think tanks in Australia, Brazil, Germany, South Korea, and the United Kingdom reflect on the recent unrest in the United States, and the possible implications for the U.S. role in promoting the rule of law and human rights abroad.
Mar 13, 2020
A medical worker in protective suit takes a break at an isolated ward of Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan, China on February 16, 2020.

Coronavirus: The View From Italy, China, Singapore, India, and the UK

Council of Councils global perspectives roundups gather opinions from experts on major international developments. In this edition, members of five leading global think tanks reflect on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the state of public health systems in their countries, and the importance of international and regional cooperation.
A medical worker in protective suit takes a break at an isolated ward of Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan, China on February 16, 2020.
Council of Councils global perspectives roundups gather opinions from experts on major international developments. In this edition, members of five leading global think tanks reflect on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the state of public health systems in their countries, and the importance of international and regional cooperation.
Jan 30, 2020
An anti-Brexit demonstrator waves a Union flag alongside a European Union flag outside the Houses of Parliament in London on March 28, 2018. Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

Brexit Is Here: The EU and UK Must Brace for the Consequences

Council of Councils global perspectives roundups gather opinions from experts on major international developments. In this edition, members of four leading global think tanks offer their perspectives on the regional and global impact of the United Kingdom’s January 31 departure from the European Union.
An anti-Brexit demonstrator waves a Union flag alongside a European Union flag outside the Houses of Parliament in London on March 28, 2018. Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images
Council of Councils global perspectives roundups gather opinions from experts on major international developments. In this edition, members of four leading global think tanks offer their perspectives on the regional and global impact of the United Kingdom’s January 31 departure from the European Union.
Dec 23, 2019
Police fire tear gas at anti-extradition bill protesters during clashes in Sham Shui Po in Hong Kong, China, on August 14, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The State of Democracy in 2020: Crisis or Renewal?

What are the prospects of democracy in 2020? Four Council of Councils experts discuss the most important risk, challenge, or opportunity they foresee for the coming year.
Police fire tear gas at anti-extradition bill protesters during clashes in Sham Shui Po in Hong Kong, China, on August 14, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
What are the prospects of democracy in 2020? Four Council of Councils experts discuss the most important risk, challenge, or opportunity they foresee for the coming year.
Dec 11, 2019
An ambassador is seen in silhouette as he leaves a press conference during at the World Trade Organization headquarters on July 28, 2008. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images

A Final Chapter for the WTO? Five Experts Give Their Assessments

Council of Councils global perspectives roundups gather opinions from experts on major international developments. In this edition, members of five leading global think tanks offer their perspectives on the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body losing its quorum this week, and where the WTO can go from here.
An ambassador is seen in silhouette as he leaves a press conference during at the World Trade Organization headquarters on July 28, 2008. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images
Council of Councils global perspectives roundups gather opinions from experts on major international developments. In this edition, members of five leading global think tanks offer their perspectives on the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body losing its quorum this week, and where the WTO can go from here.
Dec 03, 2019
A child and climate change activists attend the Extinction Rebellion protests on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Climate Change in 2020: What to Expect

What can the world expect for climate change in 2020? Four Council of Councils experts discuss the most important risk, challenge, or opportunity they foresee for the coming year.
A child and climate change activists attend the Extinction Rebellion protests on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
What can the world expect for climate change in 2020? Four Council of Councils experts discuss the most important risk, challenge, or opportunity they foresee for the coming year.
Aug 27, 2019
G7 leaders during a working session at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, on August 25, 2019. (Philippe Wojazer/Pool, Reuters)

Global Perspectives: G7 Leaders' Summit

Council of Councils global perspectives roundups gather opinions from experts on major international developments. In this edition, members of five leading global think tanks sum up the outcomes of the G7 summit, held in Biarritz, France, from August 24 to 26.
G7 leaders during a working session at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, on August 25, 2019. (Philippe Wojazer/Pool, Reuters)
Council of Councils global perspectives roundups gather opinions from experts on major international developments. In this edition, members of five leading global think tanks sum up the outcomes of the G7 summit, held in Biarritz, France, from August 24 to 26.
Dec 03, 2018
Leaders pose for a family photo during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 30, 2018. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Global Perspectives: G20 Leaders' Summit

Council of Councils global perspectives roundups gather opinions from experts on major international developments. In this edition, members of five leading global think tanks sum up the outcomes of the G20 summit, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from November 30 to December 1. 


Leaders pose for a family photo during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 30, 2018. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Council of Councils global perspectives roundups gather opinions from experts on major international developments. In this edition, members of five leading global think tanks sum up the outcomes of the G20 summit, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from November 30 to December 1. 


Jun 30, 2017
German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts as she receives guests at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, June 29, 2017. (Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)

Global Perspectives: G20 Leaders Summit

Council of Councils members offer their perspectives on the upcoming G20 leaders summit, which will be held in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7–8.  

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts as she receives guests at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, June 29, 2017. (Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)

Council of Councils members offer their perspectives on the upcoming G20 leaders summit, which will be held in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7–8.  

Nov 16, 2016
Donald Trump looks on during a campaign rally in Prescott Valley, Arizona, U.S., October 4, 2016 (Mike Sega/Reuters).

Global Perspectives: Rapid Reactions to U.S. Election Results

Council of Councils members offer their perspectives on the impact of President-Elect Trump on global cooperation and some advice for the incoming administration.  

Donald Trump looks on during a campaign rally in Prescott Valley, Arizona, U.S., October 4, 2016 (Mike Sega/Reuters).

Council of Councils members offer their perspectives on the impact of President-Elect Trump on global cooperation and some advice for the incoming administration.