U.S. Defense Department

May 19, 2017

This week, North Korean hackers are suspected in the world’s biggest cyber-attack; the United States accuses Syria of using a crematorium to cover up mass executions; several African airlines are blacklisted from flying over European Union skies; and more.

Republic of Korea

May 12, 2017

This week, France and South Korea elect new presidents; Puerto Rico’s drinking water is at the brink of crisis; the United States considers expanding the military’s role in Afghanistan to combat a resurgent Taliban; and more.

May 5, 2017

This week, Japan’s prime minister plans to revise the island nation’s pacifist constitution by 2020; Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin agreed to attempt another ceasefire in Syria; Spain plans to use the Brexit negotiations to end the low-tax status on Gibraltar; and more.

May 4, 2017

Spring Conference 2017 was filled with discussions on U.S.-China relations, public diplomacy, the state of the free press, NAFTA renegotiations, the Middle East, U.S. immigration policy, and more.

Credit: Gage Skidmore

May 1, 2017

At the end of President Donald J. Trump's first 100 days in office, we look back at the advice of Pacific Council experts for addressing America's most pressing foreign policy challenges, and if the 45th U.S. President listened.

April 28, 2017

This week, President Trump raises the stakes on NAFTA renegotiations; French presidential candidates Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen head to a runoff on May 7; Somali pirates attack commercial ships again after five years of calm; and more.


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