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 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.
The new Mexican government has to be realistic about what it can actually achieve, writes Luis Rubio.
From a potential Cold War between the United States and China to the looming Brexit deadline, Pacific Council member DJ Peterson lays out the international hotspots to watch this year.
The United States must practice less talk and more action in the Indo-Pacific, argues Pacific Council member Atman Trivedi.
AMLO has the opportunity to transform Mexico, writes Luis Rubio.
Africa's growing economy is attracting increased foreign investment in the "new scramble for Africa," writes USC students James Cutchin and Meijun Li.
Consuls General Carlos García de Alba and James Villeneuve discuss the benefits and downfalls of the new USMCA.