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.
Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush offers unique insight into the tumultuous Saudi-Iranian relationship, and argues that diplomacy will help solve the situation.
Through probing interviews with national leaders involved in 20th century democratic transitions, Abraham F. Lowenthal and Sergio Bitar explore how repressive regimes can give way to sustainable democracies. (Foreign Affairs, Jan/Feb 2016)
Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet examines the challenges and opportunities that Peace Corps faces in the 21st century, and how volunteerism impacts the world.
A Pacific Council delegation recently visited the Port of Los Angeles to discuss the port's local and global economic impact, its record-breaking cargo operations, and several impressive environmental initiatives.
Phil Seib argues that it is time for the world to recognize an independent Kurdish state for the courageous people who have suffered so long and fought so hard.
Agnia Grigas breaks down the causes, drivers and motives of Moscow's drive to rebuild the Russian empire.
In 2015, the world witnessed the worst refugee and migrant crisis in seven decades as millions fled extreme drought, armed conflict, and unlivable conditions. Last year was also officially the hottest year in the historical record.
Mark Latonero reflects on how technology both benefits and exploits refugees as they travel along perilous routes in search for better lives in Europe.
The Pacific Council will honor Mary Robinson on January 12, 2016, as she accepts the Warren Christopher Public Service Award at an event in Los Angeles.
The Pacific Council Board of Directors has elected Marc B. Nathanson, Chairman of Mapleton Investments, LLC, as its newest Co-Chair.