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.
Newly appointed member of the Pacific Council’s Board of Directors and President and CEO of the LA Area Chamber of Commerce Maria Salinas recently spoke to the Pacific Council about Los Angeles’ global influence, expanding access to diverse voices in the public and private sector, and her vision as a new Council Director.
On Thursday, May 2, Pacific Council President and CEO Jerry Green accepted the Stanley T. Olafson Bronze Plaque Award at the 2019 World Trade Week Kick-off Breakfast in Downtown LA. Presented by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce since 1933, the award honors a member of the international trade community whose outstanding dedication, efforts, and achievements in the field have advanced global trade in the Southern California region.
Options are dwindling and time is running out for the United Kingdom to negotiate a deal to leave the European Union, experts told Pacific Council members in a teleconference on Brexit.
U.S. policy toward China should strongly emphasize pressure and deterrence, while acting multilaterally rather than unilaterally, experts said in the second installment of the Edgerton Series on Responding to a Rising China.
While the United States and the European Union have disagreements about trade policy and business practices, they remain committed to partnership when it comes to security, U.S. Ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland told Pacific Council members.
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.
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, Susan Shirk, and Barry Naughton ahead of their discussion on April 1 as part of the Pacific Council’s Edgerton Series on Responding to a Rising China.
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.
The United States needs to offer African countries a compelling alternative if it is to counter China, writes Grant Harris.
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.