Following a year of research in conjunction with the Pacific Council, the project to Strategically Protect Soft Networks offers this white paper exploring various possible policy options for better insulating local allies of the U.S. military and diplomatic community in conflict zones abroad.
Over the past few weeks the bilateral policy environment between the United States and Mexico has been complicated by disagreements over the USMCA trade deal, migrant caravans, and recent developments in Venezuela, writes Michael Camuñez.
If the United States wants to implement effective foreign policy and foster legitimate peace negotiations with the Taliban in Afghanistan, women need a seat at the table, writes Gemma Stewart.
The United States and China must find ways to cooperate, especially on global issues, in order to address the most pressing problems of our times, writes John Negroponte.
As U.S. cities are home to two thirds of the entire population, the practice of city diplomacy has now become essential for local communities to thrive in a globalized society, write Jay Wang and Sohaela Amiri.
Pacific Council member Banafsheh Keynoush writes about relations between Iran and the Gulf Arab States, Iran’s periphery relations with Turkey and Israel, and Iran’s involvement in Arab conflict zones in the Near East region.
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.