Following a year of research in conjunction with the Pacific Council, the project to Strategically Protect Soft Networks offers this white paper exploring various possible policy options for better insulating local allies of the U.S. military and diplomatic community in conflict zones abroad.
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.
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.
Iran could be drawn into a major water dispute with Iraq and its policy of “water diplomacy” won’t be sufficient to resolve the situation, writes Banafsheh Keynoush.
Pacific Council member Nishtha Mishra recently interviewed Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed about his tumultuous life, his efforts to combat climate change, and the Maldives’ foreign policy.
Although the United States is no longer a major player in Central Asia, Russia’s era of dominance in the region is also declining as China’s influence is on the rise, experts told Pacific Council members in a recent teleconference.
In response to the Nigerian government’s failure to provide basic services like safe water, several insurgent groups have arisen to take matters into their own hands, writes Marcus DuBois King.
New technologies, perspectives, and realities—such as climate change and more extreme weather conditions—have led us to realize that stormwater capture is no longer just an option, but an essential element in our toolbox to create a more sustainable Los Angeles County, writes Maria Mehranian.
There is now a real opportunity to develop the Arctic in a sustainable way, in consultation with and consideration for the people that live there, but the clock is ticking due to climate change, writes Jeremy McKenzie.
The way California organizes under Governor Newsom to deal with the challenges presented by globalization will determine the state’s fundamental prosperity and security, writes Alison Holmes.
The Pacific Council's VP of Initiatives Megan Karsh summarizes the Water Scarcity Field Foray in Sacramento.