In a new policy brief for the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program, Abraham F. Lowenthal and David Smilde argue that conflicts that appeared to be irreconcilable have sometimes been resolved in other countries that were once controlled by authoritarian regimes, and these experiences are relevant to Venezuela’s plight.
Current tensions within NATO need to be overcome in order to deal with the looming threat of climate insecurity, writes Ibrahim Al-Marashi.
Berlin is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping civil society in Germany, Europe, and the world at large, writes Kimberly Marteau Emerson.
Palestinians know that unless there is a political horizon that provides for an end to the occupation and the freedom and independence they need to grow their economy, they will not prosper, write Mel Levine and James Zogby.
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.
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.
At our 2019 Global Los Angeles Summit, Ambassador Nina Hachigian, LA Deputy Mayor of International Affairs, moderated the keynote discussion with Ambassador Carlos García de Alba, outgoing Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles, and Zaib Shaikh, incoming Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles.
Instead of seeking influence with Iran by promoting cross-cultural relations, encouraging dialogue, and deftly deploying smart power, the United States has opted for a form of public demonization, which can be considered the opposite of public diplomacy, Jerrold Green, Gemma Stewart, and Justin Chapman write in USC's Public Diplomacy Magazine.
Perpetual dueling interests between Saudi Arabia and Iran have not just weakened them regionally, it has also forced the two to barely survive as neighbors, writes Banafsheh Keynoush.