President Trump has named long-time Pacific Council member and Ambassador Robert C. O’Brien as his fourth National Security Advisor.
The United States has been through crises of confidence before, and it is now time to regain our confidence that the American way is alive and well on the world stage, write Condoleezza Rice and Philip Zelikow.
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, Mexican Undersecretary for North American Affairs Jesús Seade, COMEXI, and the Pacific Council recently hosted the inaugural meeting of the Mexico-Los Angeles Commission (MEXLA), representing a rare level of collaboration between a foreign national government and a U.S. city government that will focus on deepening the cultural, economic, and people-to-people ties between the two regions.
If the United States is concerned about its fraying relationship with Turkey, it is time to reinvest in public diplomacy, ensure there is mutual listening, and increase educational and cultural exchanges, writes Senem Çevik.
Against the backdrop of an increasingly tense relationship between Mexico and the United States at the national level, the Pacific Council has pursued a special initiative to promote education and diplomacy between the neighboring countries at the subnational level.
The trade spat has driven home the danger of overreliance on Japanese imports—and not only for South Korea, writes Jongsoo Lee.
Future dependency on Israeli natural gas could change the political equation for many European countries that are currently critical of Israeli policies toward Palestinians, write Mieczysław Boduszyński and Jamie Levin.
The dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir has been a source of violence and conflict for decades with implications for both countries’ foreign policies, internal politics, and national identities, experts told Pacific Council members in the first installment of the 2019 Summer Teleconference Series.
Japan and South Korea must do all they can to defuse the recent tension between them, and the global community needs to be part of the solution, writes Jongsoo Lee.
The Pacific Council has partnered with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office on a new program called the Mayor’s Young Ambassador Initiative to empower the next generation of global citizens.
The success of Washington’s Indo-Pacific strategy depends on continued forgiveness from allies and partners, writes Derek Grossman.