In order for the United States to succeed on the international stage in 2019, it needs to rekindle its relationships with longtime allies, respect international institutions, and be more active in holding repressive regimes accountable, experts told Pacific Council members in a recent teleconference.
Previous transitions from authoritarian rule toward democracy in other Latin American countries seemed impossible until they occurred, and that likely will be the case in Venezuela, writes Abraham Lowenthal and David Smilde.
The Pacific Council recently spoke with former Junior Fellows about life transitions, challenges, and advice for the next generation of emerging leaders.
The way California organizes under Governor Newsom to deal with the challenges presented by globalization will determine the state’s fundamental prosperity and security, writes Alison Holmes.
While Kim Jong-un’s New Year’s address is a signal that North Korea’s transition to a "normal country" is on track despite a lack of rapid progress in denuclearization, the international community needs to keep engaging Pyongyang in order to encourage positive reform, writes Jongsoo Lee.
From a potential Cold War between the United States and China to the looming Brexit deadline, Pacific Council member DJ Peterson lays out the international hotspots to watch this year.
Despite gains in Syria, ISIL still maintains a presence online, writes Pacific Council Communications Associate Madison Jones McAleese.
Read an excerpt from Rachel Kleinfeld's book, A Savage Order, which explores why some democracies face extreme violence.
Miry's List and Heal the Bay provided opportunities for Pacific Council members to connect and learn about the world around them.
Pacific Council member and Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles James Villeneueve pens his goodbye as his term comes to an end.
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