Following a year of research in conjunction with the Pacific Council, the project to Strategically Protect Soft Networks offers this white paper exploring various possible policy options for better insulating local allies of the U.S. military and diplomatic community in conflict zones abroad.
Our 2019 Global Los Angeles Summit featured discussions about LA infrastructure leading up to the 2028 Olympics, freedom of the press, and the diversity of Angelenos. Read highlights from the day’s discussions.
At our 2019 Global Los Angeles Summit, Ambassador Nina Hachigian, LA Deputy Mayor of International Affairs, moderated the keynote discussion with Ambassador Carlos García de Alba, outgoing Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles, and Zaib Shaikh, incoming Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles.
Many remain skeptical of “dialogue” in Venezuela, but effective local leadership, backed by strong international support, can forge agreements that work, write Abraham Lowenthal and David Smilde in The New York Times.
Instead of seeking influence with Iran by promoting cross-cultural relations, encouraging dialogue, and deftly deploying smart power, the United States has opted for a form of public demonization, which can be considered the opposite of public diplomacy, Jerrold Green, Gemma Stewart, and Justin Chapman write in USC's Public Diplomacy Magazine.
Get to know our current crop of Junior Fellows! First up: Nikki Burnett from USC.
Policy proposals in India imposing various regulations on tech giants reflect the global debate about internet regulations, Mishi Choudhary and Emma Llansó told Pacific Council members in a teleconference.
Perpetual dueling interests between Saudi Arabia and Iran have not just weakened them regionally, it has also forced the two to barely survive as neighbors, writes Banafsheh Keynoush.
U.S. influence and credibility on the world stage has been diminished under the Trump administration, Ben Rhodes told students and Pacific Council members at a recent discussion at Pomona College.
Layered tangible security guarantees and a change of mindset by both the United States and North Korea offer the path forward to nuclear elimination, writes Bennett Ramberg.