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.
Many remain skeptical of “dialogue” in Venezuela, but effective local leadership, backed by strong international support, can forge agreements that work, write Abraham Lowenthal and David Smilde in The New York Times.
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.
U.S. influence and credibility on the world stage has been diminished under the Trump administration, Ben Rhodes told students and Pacific Council members at a recent discussion at Pomona College.
Hostage victims abroad and their families back home face a myriad of challenges during and after their harrowing ordeals, Rachel Briggs and Michael Scott Moore of Hostage US told Pacific Council members.
An unprecedented surge in family unit migration from Central America is overwhelming U.S. border agencies and immigration system and endangering children, according to a report by the Homeland Security Advisory Council authored by Robert C. Bonner, James R. Jones, and Karen Tandy.
Options are dwindling and time is running out for the United Kingdom to negotiate a deal to leave the European Union, experts told Pacific Council members in a teleconference on Brexit.
Just as the U.S. digital copyright law inspired Europe to adopt safe harbors for online companies in the earliest days of the internet, Europe’s new copyright law may inspire Washington to rethink how and how much creative professionals are paid—including by social media titans—in a vastly different and richer digital economy, writes Justin Hughes in the Los Angeles Times.
Amid the national debate about immigration and border policy and a recent surge of Central American asylum seekers, Pacific Council delegates traveled to El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, to gain firsthand experience and knowledge of the situation on the ground. Read about what they learned.
Read an article by Jaime Torres of El Diario about the Pacific Council's delegation to El Paso, Texas.
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.