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.
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.
New technologies, perspectives, and realities—such as climate change and more extreme weather conditions—have led us to realize that stormwater capture is no longer just an option, but an essential element in our toolbox to create a more sustainable Los Angeles County, writes Maria Mehranian.
There is no clear and simple path toward a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic outcome in Venezuela, but here are a few guiding principles to start, writes Abe Lowenthal.
Foreign businesses willing to support the hard work of advocating and protesting for long-term human rights reforms in the Chinese legal system would be making a smart business investment, writes Kimberly Marteau Emerson.
For the most part, the countries of Latin America are showing immense thoughtfulness and generosity in their responses to Venezuela’s migration flow, but it is hard to know how long these open door policies will last, writes Andrew Selee.
There is now a real opportunity to develop the Arctic in a sustainable way, in consultation with and consideration for the people that live there, but the clock is ticking due to climate change, writes Jeremy McKenzie.