In a new policy brief for the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program, Abraham F. Lowenthal and David Smilde argue that conflicts that appeared to be irreconcilable have sometimes been resolved in other countries that were once controlled by authoritarian regimes, and these experiences are relevant to Venezuela’s plight.
Get to know our current crop of Junior Fellows! Next up: Xania Bytof from UCLA.
Current tensions within NATO need to be overcome in order to deal with the looming threat of climate insecurity, writes Ibrahim Al-Marashi.
The more clearly we begin to think of climate change as a threat to the habitat in which we live, the less tenable we will find the old presumption of a stark distinction between animal welfare and human rights, which has huge implications for policy makers, writes Lauren Nicole Core.
The June 30 meeting between Trump, Kim, and Moon shows that North Korea’s transition to a “normal country” continues, writes Jongsoo Lee.
Berlin is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping civil society in Germany, Europe, and the world at large, writes Kimberly Marteau Emerson.
Get to know our current crop of Junior Fellows! Next up: Leah James from USC.
The Pacific Council has partnered with a new organization called the Leadership Council for Women in National Security, which has garnered pledges from 15 presidential candidates to seek gender parity in their senior-level national security appointments. Learn more about the organization and hear from co-founder Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley.
Those of us who optimistically believe in technical and social progress cannot afford to remain on the fence in terms of globalism—in the building bridges across cultures sense of the word—but rather need to reignite a sense of hope about the world and humanity’s common fate, writes Alex Alben.
Trump's new Iran sanctions have put airstrikes on hold — but nuclear risks remain and available measures to reduce these dangers must not be ignored, writes Bennett Ramberg.
Tactics such as the June 14 attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman might allow Tehran to ultimately achieve some “soft compromises” in talks with the Trump administration, including the de-escalation of regional tensions and the easing of some restrictions to allow modest trade between Iran and the rest of the world, writes Banafsheh Keynoush.