Even on those rare occasions when Japan has shown signs of a more activist foreign policy in the Middle East, the pendulum tends to swing back to an energy security-focused approach that reflects caution, neutrality, and the avoidance of military entanglements, writes Mieczysław Boduszyński.
To avoid a breakdown in the crucially important U.S.-China bilateral relationship, the United States and China should seek negotiated solutions to priority issues whenever possible and erect prudent guardrails to keep the relationship from running further off the tracks, write Orville Schell and Susan Shirk ahead of their discussion on April 1 as part of the Pacific Council’s Edgerton Series on Responding to a Rising China.
The United States and Mexico have entered a new phase of security cooperation, experts told Pacific Council members in a recent teleconference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Representative Adam Schiff recently discussed the new power dynamic in Washington and what’s next for the Russia investigation.