Even on those rare occasions when Japan has shown signs of a more activist foreign policy in the Middle East, the pendulum tends to swing back to an energy security-focused approach that reflects caution, neutrality, and the avoidance of military entanglements, writes Mieczysław Boduszyński.
To avoid a breakdown in the crucially important U.S.-China bilateral relationship, the United States and China should seek negotiated solutions to priority issues whenever possible and erect prudent guardrails to keep the relationship from running further off the tracks, write Orville Schell and Susan Shirk ahead of their discussion on April 1 as part of the Pacific Council’s Edgerton Series on Responding to a Rising China.
The United States and Mexico have entered a new phase of security cooperation, experts told Pacific Council members in a recent teleconference.
Pacific Council President and CEO Dr. Jerrold D. Green has been selected to receive the World Trade Week 2019 Stanley T. Olafson Bronze Plaque Award, in recognition of his role in advancing global trade in the Southern California region.
Iran could be drawn into a major water dispute with Iraq and its policy of “water diplomacy” won’t be sufficient to resolve the situation, writes Banafsheh Keynoush.
The United States needs to offer African countries a compelling alternative if it is to counter China, writes Grant Harris.
The Pacific Council is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, Mexico’s Foreign Ministry, and the Mexican Council of International Affairs (COMEXI) to establish MEXLA, a new commission of residents from Los Angeles and Mexico to deepen the cultural, economic, and people-to-people ties between the two regions.
Economic empowerment for women typically leads to political and social empowerment as well, CARE USA President and CEO Michelle Nunn told Pacific Council members in a discussion on International Women’s Day.
Over the past few weeks the bilateral policy environment between the United States and Mexico has been complicated by disagreements over the USMCA trade deal, migrant caravans, and recent developments in Venezuela, writes Michael Camuñez.
If the United States wants to implement effective foreign policy and foster legitimate peace negotiations with the Taliban in Afghanistan, women need a seat at the table, writes Gemma Stewart.
The United States and China must find ways to cooperate, especially on global issues, in order to address the most pressing problems of our times, writes John Negroponte.