Tinou Bao

February 24, 2017

This week, Turkey’s military lifted its ban on women’s headscarves; Russia launched an official tracker of “fake news”; China has nearly finished structures designed to hold long-range missiles on artificial islands in the South China Sea; and more.

U.S. Defense Department

February 21, 2017

Dr. John Launchbury, director of DARPA's Information Innovation Office, discussed his concerns about cybersecurity as well as new technologies in the field with Pacific Council members.

U.S. Defense Department

February 17, 2017

This week, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis issued an ultimatum to NATO members to increase their defense spending by the end of the year; Kim Jong-un’s older half-brother was assassinated in Malaysia; Russia launched a cruise missile in an apparent violation of a Cold War-era treaty; and more.

U.S. Defense Department

February 15, 2017

Developing its South China Sea strategy is one of the most urgent and challenging tasks facing the Trump administration, writes Nina Hachigian in Foreign Policy.

Paul Arne Wagner

February 10, 2017

This week, massive protests continued in Romania following a government decree to decriminalize corruption; North Korea continues to build out its missile program; the former prime minister of Somalia wins the country’s presidential election; and more.

February 10, 2017

The U.S.-Mexico relationship is the strongest it’s ever been, but its future is unpredictable, Dr. Pamela Starr and Mr. Seth Stodder told Pacific Council members in a Situation Briefing.

U.S. Defense Department

February 6, 2017

The U.S. government's vetting process for admitting refugees into the United States is already extreme, Dr. Elizabeth Ferris and Colonel (r.) Steve Miska told Pacific Council members during a Situation Briefing teleconference.

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