The old equilibrium between the United States and Iran has vanished and a new order will have to be built, writes Maryam Zar.
The death of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. drone strike and the ongoing anti-government protests in Iraq against both Iran and U.S. influence in the country have created a highly volatile situation for the safety of our soft networks in the region, writes Steve Miska.
Algeria might be on the precipice of an Egypt-like scenario, with the increasing willingness to use repression signaling a possible military coup to solidify control, write Mieczysław Boduszynski and Jessica Mecellem.
The global community must encourage economic reform in North Korea and Kim Jong-un must commit to denuclearization, writes Jongsoo Lee.
If we, the people of Los Angeles and Tehran, realize that we have much more in common with each other than we do with our respective national governments, then we can come together and promote global engagement, people-to-people exchanges, and diplomacy, writes Sohaela Amiri.
In the wake of a U.S. operation that targeted and killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and Iran’s response by firing missiles at an Iraqi military base that housed U.S. troops, Pacific Council President and CEO Dr. Jerrold D. Green provided his insights on the situation in a teleconference with Council members.
The United States can work with partner countries to use existing resources in a more coordinated manner in order to achieve immediate progress toward mitigating the negative impacts of climate change on Kiribati, writes C. Steven McGann.
With major developments in the U.S.-China cold war, Hong Kong, Brexit, Syria, and impeachment in the United States, plus hotspots across Latin America and the Middle East, it looks like the world will continue to heat up in 2020, writes DJ Peterson. Here are the international issues to watch this year.
The Pacific Council’s Special Initiatives Department has been piloting educational partnerships with schools in the local LA community, including a recent STEM career panel with USC Hybrid High, a charter school within the Ednovate network, writes Ilyssa Padrid-Dykman.
Cybersecurity, the digital revolution, and the evolving roles of Silicon Valley and the U.S. government in national security and technology were all major and recurring themes at PolicyWest, Justin Chapman wrote in USC’s Public Diplomacy Magazine.
The United States and other Arctic states should continue to enhance their cooperative relationship with Russia in the Arctic while at the same time using the full range of policy to continue to condemn Russia’s illegal actions in other parts of the world, writes Jeremy McKenzie.