A new report by Pacific Council member Kathi Lynn Austin of the Conflict Awareness Project, Follow the Guns: An Overlooked Key to Combat Rhino Poaching and Wildlife Crime, demonstrates that disrupting the supply of weapons used in wildlife crime worldwide is a much-needed—and often overlooked—conservation tool.
An unprecedented surge in family unit migration from Central America is overwhelming U.S. border agencies and immigration system and endangering children, according to a report by the Homeland Security Advisory Council authored by Robert C. Bonner, James R. Jones, and Karen Tandy.
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.
Read an article by Jaime Torres of El Diario about the Pacific Council's delegation to El Paso, Texas.
Economic empowerment for women typically leads to political and social empowerment as well, CARE USA President and CEO Michelle Nunn told Pacific Council members in a discussion on International Women’s Day.
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.
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.
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.