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On January 30, Ambassador Frank Baxter was awarded the Civic Medal Honor from the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, reflecting his far-reaching generosity toward causes throughout the city of Los Angeles.
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As part of the Pacific Council’s GTMO Observer Program, Mary Ann Walker traveled to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to attend the 9/11 military pre-trial hearing of alleged plotter and mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammad and four others charged with assisting in the 9/11 attacks, where she heard testimony from the architect of the CIA’s "enhanced interrogation techniques." Read her Observer Dispatch.
Starting in 2020, the Pacific Council on International Policy is embarking on a new strategic era, guided by a five-year plan and an evolved vision and mission for the organization.
Australians must work to understand how warming temperatures will affect bushfire dynamics over the coming years, writes Alice Hill.
Since an attack on state-owned Saudi oil and gas facilities in September 2019, international efforts to mediate conflicts between Saudi Arabia and Iran have failed, writes Banafsheh Keynoush.
Now is not the time to look away from Syria, where the horrors of the war are mercilessly ramping up, writes Ann Durbin.
UK government officials should correct the narrative that has taken root surrounding the unfortunate car accident that took the life of Harry Dunn, writes Colleen Graffy.
It is important, now more than ever, that we face the lessons of history—such as Azerbaijan’s “Black January”—so that we can manage the threats and tragedies that are happening today, writes Nasimi Aghayev.
The death of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. drone strike and the ongoing anti-government protests in Iraq against both Iran and U.S. influence in the country have created a highly volatile situation for the safety of our soft networks in the region, writes Steve Miska and Jure Erlic.