The ferocity of reformist-hardline competition to shape the next parliament has dominated the political debates inside Iran and has obfuscated views of popular opinion about the elections, writes Banafsheh Keynoush.
Algeria might be on the precipice of an Egypt-like scenario, with the increasing willingness to use repression signaling a possible military coup to solidify control, write Mieczysław Boduszynski and Jessica Mecellem.
With major developments in the U.S.-China cold war, Hong Kong, Brexit, Syria, and impeachment in the United States, plus hotspots across Latin America and the Middle East, it looks like the world will continue to heat up in 2020, writes DJ Peterson. Here are the international issues to watch this year.
Cybersecurity, the digital revolution, and the evolving roles of Silicon Valley and the U.S. government in national security and technology were all major and recurring themes at PolicyWest, Justin Chapman wrote in USC’s Public Diplomacy Magazine.
The United States and other Arctic states should continue to enhance their cooperative relationship with Russia in the Arctic while at the same time using the full range of policy to continue to condemn Russia’s illegal actions in other parts of the world, writes Jeremy McKenzie.
Getting all three countries to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement—which was recently approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and is expected to be approved by the Senate in early 2020—was a heavy lift, but all parties now hail the new agreement, writes Michael Camuñez.
Of the nearly 200 articles we published in our online Newsroom in 2019, here are the 15 people read the most. Reread your favorite pieces or read them for the first time.
The integrity of U.S. elections is a national security issue, writes Thomas Zimmerman. The United States’ foreign adversaries learned a great deal from the 2016 election. Have we?
A Pacific Council delegation composed largely of Emerging Leaders recently traveled to Colombia to explore the peace process, Venezuela, economic development, and more with government officials, business and NGO leaders, and former FARC combatants.
A Pacific Council delegation recently visited the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro to learn about one of the country’s premier gateways for international trade and commerce. Read highlights from their discussions.
Rather than purchasing Greenland, the best way for the United States to provide for both security and sustainable development in the Arctic is through partnerships and cooperation, writes Jeremy McKenzie.