Tactics such as the June 14 attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman might allow Tehran to ultimately achieve some “soft compromises” in talks with the Trump administration, including the de-escalation of regional tensions and the easing of some restrictions to allow modest trade between Iran and the rest of the world, writes Banafsheh Keynoush
While the United States and the European Union have disagreements about trade policy and business practices, they remain committed to partnership when it comes to security, U.S. Ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland told Pacific Council members.
Less than a month after a gunman killed 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand's deadliest mass shooting, the type of weapons used by the gunman are now banned under dramatic new legislation that has effectively rebuilt New Zealand’s gun laws overnight, reports Pacific Council member Ani Ucar and Andrew Potter for Vice News.
The Pacific Council has published our 2018 annual report, which tells the story of our impact over the past year—and yours.
Amid the national debate about immigration and border policy and a recent surge of Central American asylum seekers, Pacific Council delegates traveled to El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, to gain firsthand experience and knowledge of the situation on the ground. Read about what they learned.
Pacific Council Operations Officer Chaka Jones discusses his experience working for the Council over the past two decades.
Read an article by Jaime Torres of El Diario about the Pacific Council's delegation to El Paso, Texas.
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, Susan Shirk, and Barry Naughton 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.
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.
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.