U.S. policy toward China should strongly emphasize pressure and deterrence, while acting multilaterally rather than unilaterally, experts said in the second installment of the Edgerton Series on Responding to a Rising China.
Pacific Council member Nishtha Mishra recently interviewed Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed about his tumultuous life, his efforts to combat climate change, and the Maldives’ foreign policy.
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.
Although the United States is no longer a major player in Central Asia, Russia’s era of dominance in the region is also declining as China’s influence is on the rise, experts told Pacific Council members in a recent teleconference.
It just might be possible to build the wall, avoid another shutdown, and not completely squander an estimated 59.8 billion taxpayer dollars by considering a new "Wall of Freedom and Opportunity," which could include a special economic zone, writes Michael Castle Miller.
In response to the Nigerian government’s failure to provide basic services like safe water, several insurgent groups have arisen to take matters into their own hands, writes Marcus DuBois King.
This week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report addressing public access to pre-trial hearings of alleged terrorists held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO). This report was required by legislation passed in 2017 in response to and influenced by the 2016 GTMO Task Force report.
A rethinking of the balance between security and mission at fortress embassies in challenging security environments is required in order to meet U.S. public diplomacy goals, writes Mieczysław Boduszyński.
Nelson Mandela’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission helped South Africa re-brand itself globally and gain respect, support, and legitimacy by enhancing its soft power, writes Sohaela Amiri.
By embracing diversity and encouraging peaceful coexistence, the United Arab Emirates is helping create friendships across different nationalities and faiths, writes Abdulla Alsaboosi.
While President Trump seems poised to declare “mission accomplished” in terms of obliterating the Islamic State’s Syria-Iraq caliphate, counterterrorism planners should be paying closer attention to the terrorist group’s activities in Africa, writes Phil Seib.