February 22, 2019

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.

Brian Cantoni

February 20, 2019

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.

February 19, 2019

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.

BBC

February 15, 2019

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.

February 13, 2019

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.

February 11, 2019

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.

February 7, 2019

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.

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