Tactics such as the June 14 attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman might allow Tehran to ultimately achieve some “soft compromises” in talks with the Trump administration, including the de-escalation of regional tensions and the easing of some restrictions to allow modest trade between Iran and the rest of the world, writes Banafsheh Keynoush
Watch Pacific Council President and CEO Dr. Jerrold D. Green's remarks at our 2019 Global LA Summit and a video featuring USC Viterbi students who traveled to a refugee camp in Greece and invented products to solve the challenges they witnessed on the ground.
Today, on the 10th anniversary of Neda Agha-Soltan’s murder by an Iranian sniper in Tehran, her story remains alive, showing that governments—no matter how powerful and repressive—cannot wholly control what their own people and global publics can learn about their actions, writes Phil Seib.
Our 2019 Global Los Angeles Summit featured discussions about LA infrastructure leading up to the 2028 Olympics, freedom of the press, and the diversity of Angelenos. Read highlights from the day’s discussions.
Policy proposals in India imposing various regulations on tech giants reflect the global debate about internet regulations, Mishi Choudhary and Emma Llansó told Pacific Council members in a teleconference.
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.
USC Hybrid High School students visited the Pacific Council’s office to discuss the vast career paths that exist in the international affairs industry and the potential that is here in Los Angeles.
During the Vietnam War, Asian Americans were identified as both adversary and citizen, leading to an examination during the war from an Asian American perspective which in turn strengthened the formation of a distinct political identity, writes Karen Ishizuka ahead of the Global LA Summit.
Pacific Council members recently visited the Los Angeles Times headquarters and met with senior editorial officials.
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.