January 3, 2020

With major developments in the U.S.-China cold war, Hong Kong, Brexit, Syria, and impeachment in the United States, plus hotspots across Latin America and the Middle East, it looks like the world will continue to heat up in 2020, writes DJ Peterson. Here are the international issues to watch this year.

USMCA Signing Ceremony

December 23, 2019

Getting all three countries to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement—which was recently approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and is expected to be approved by the Senate in early 2020—was a heavy lift, but all parties now hail the new agreement, writes Michael Camuñez.

December 10, 2019

A Pacific Council delegation composed largely of Emerging Leaders recently traveled to Colombia to explore the peace process, Venezuela, economic development, and more with government officials, business and NGO leaders, and former FARC combatants.

December 4, 2019

A Pacific Council delegation recently visited the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro to learn about one of the country’s premier gateways for international trade and commerce. Read highlights from their discussions.

December 2, 2019

During a discussion at PolicyWest, panelists compared China’s and the United States’ different approaches to economic diplomacy, writes Yixin Zhou.

November 27, 2019

It is time for China to understand that it can be a dominant economic power without being territorially expansionist and hegemonic, which will actually thwart its economic advancement, writes Jongsoo Lee.

November 4, 2019

Congressional approval of the USMCA trade agreement crept forward in recent weeks, with indications, but unfortunately not clear signs, that it will be ratified before the end of the year, writes Michael Camuñez.

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