On this 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Pacific Council’s GTMO Task Force announces the release of its second report to renew the call for federal judges to preside over the military trials at Guantánamo and equip them with expanded powers to enforce deadlines, levy consequences, and propel these cases toward fair and final conclusions.
This week, the United States cuts aid to Pakistan by $300 billion; Leaders meet to discuss Syria; Pentagon reconsiders Africa strategy; and more.
This week, North and South Korea push for increased cooperation; NAFTA negotiators near a new deal; a UN report says both sides of the conflict in Yemen are responsible for human rights abuses; and more.
Today we honor the memory of Senator McCain for his dedication to keeping the United States actively and thoughtfully engaged in the world, writes Jerrold D. Green.
This week, Russia announces largest war games since the Cold War; NAFTA talks reportedly near completion; Korean families reunite; and more.
This week, the Taliban kills dozens in Afghanistan; Turkey turns to Russia amidst a currency crisis; Ebola outbreak in Congo worries officials; and more.
John Brennan’s service to this country has proven him to be a good and honorable man, writes Thomas Zimmerman. The president and his team should ask themselves if history will judge them as kindly.
Democracies are increasingly more vulnerable to the "sharp power" tactics of authoritarian regimes but should not adopt these same tactics in response, Joseph Nye and Shanthi Kalathil told Pacific Council members in the fourth installment of the 2018 Summer Teleconference Series, on the rise of authoritarianism.
This week, Venezuela makes arrests in Maduro assassination attempt; Germany and Spain come to an agreement on refugees; Ethiopia shuts down internet access; and more.