April 18, 2017

The White House needs to outline a clear strategy on Syria and North Korea, and obtain congressional approval if it wants to use military force, Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) told Pacific Council members during Spring Conference 2017.

U.S. State Department

April 14, 2017

This week, Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Moscow; thousands of Venezuelans protest in the streets of Caracas for nearly two weeks; China orders a fleet of North Korean cargo ships carrying coal to return to North Korea because of that country’s repeated missile tests; and more.

U.S. Navy

April 11, 2017

U.S. soft power recedes when the United States simply stands by as war crimes are committed, and it grows when the United States takes action in support of the victims of those crimes, writes Phil Seib.

U.S. Pacific Fleet

April 10, 2017

The wars of the future will be fought with very different kinds of weapons, on very different kinds of battlefields. And we should be wary of them, writes Rosa Brooks

UN Photo

April 7, 2017

This week, the Assad regime carries out a chemical attack in a rebel-held Syrian province, leading to a U.S. military airstrike; an explosion in a subway in St. Petersburg kills 14 people; North Korea fires a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan on the eve of first meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping; and more.

U.S. State Department

April 3, 2017

Ira Kasoff writes that if President Trump's tweets and executive orders are a guide to what we can expect during this week’s U.S.-China summit, the two countries could be in for a contentious meeting. 


March 31, 2017

This week, British Prime Minister Theresa May officially initiates the U.K.’s withdrawal from the European Union; Pakistan commences production on a 1,500-mile border fence with Afghanistan; impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye is arrested on charges including bribery, extortion, and abuse of power; and more.


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