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As a House committee chair says no special prosecutor is needed to investigate Trump- Russia ties, a look at the evolving U.S.-Russia relationship.

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The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Financial Times will examine how global cities are driving political, social, and economic policies and solving critical world challenges during a three-day forum. Ivo Daalder, president of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, joins us.

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A former U.S. NATO ambassador discusses the current meeting of the world powers.

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Ukrainian separatists have returned the bodies of those who died in the recent plane crash after much negotiation. We have the latest on the situation in Ukraine after a Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down near the Russian border.

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As Russia moves swiftly to annex Crimea, we talk with former NATO Ambassador Ivo Daalder about the crisis in Ukraine and what he thinks the West’s response should be. View a timeline of key events in Ukraine's political crisis and read an article about the local Ukrainian population’s reaction to the current state of affairs.

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As Russian troops tighten their grip on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and Western powers scramble to respond, we talk with Chicagoan and former U.S. ambassador to NATO, Ivo Daalder.

The American State of Flux and Chicago’s Role

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Chicago and the U.S. are in a transitional phase in terms of how they are perceived on the global stage according to Ivo Daalder, President of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. We talk with Daalder about Council initiatives that are working to bring Chicago and the country into a new age of diplomacy. Read an article.

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Rebel fighters watch over the enemy position during skirmishes last year in Aleppo, Syria. (Courtesy Creative Commons/Narciso Contreras)

Having laid out his case for a limited military strike in Syria, President Obama now turns to Congress to authorize his mission. What are the odds of a U.S. strike on Syria, where President al-Assad allegedly used chemical weapons last month and killed 1,400 civilians? And is this strike within American interests after more than a decade of constant war? Elizabeth Brackett and her guests discuss the uncertain path ahead. Watch web extra videos.

U.S. Ambassador to NATO

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Ivo Daalder

Ivo Daalder, the U.S. ambassador to NATO, discusses the Afghan troop withdrawal and other items on the agenda at the upcoming NATO summit. Visit Chicago Tonight's NATO in Chicago page for more on the summit.