March 24, 2017

This week, a terrorist attack in London killed five people and injured at least 40 more; U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson decides to attend a NATO summit he originally planned to skip; the latest North Korea missile launch failed, according to South Korea and the United States; and more.

March 17, 2017

This week, Saudi Arabia held its first ever Girls Council meeting… without any women; the United States charged two Russians for cyber attacks; Malaysia and Australia have agreed to share intelligence on ISIL militants in Southeast Asia; and more.

Chairman of the JCS

March 13, 2017

Philip Seib argues that al Qaeda has been patiently waiting in the wings, ready to emerge again as the leader of global terror once ISIL is destroyed. 

March 10, 2017

During a recent Pacific Council delegation to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), members enjoyed a wide-ranging discussion on UAE foreign and domestic policy with H.E. Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. 

Republic of Korea

March 10, 2017

This week, South Korea's highest court rules unanimously to remove its first female president from office, sparking chaotic protests; Mexico opens migrant defense centers across the United States to provide legal aid to U.S.-based migrants; Air India makes history by flying the first all-female crew around the world; and more.

Missile Defense Agency

March 3, 2017

This week, China retaliates against South Korea over the ROK’s THAAD missile defense deployment plans; Northern Ireland holds an election following the collapse of its power sharing agreement; Australia and Indonesia restore full military ties; and more.

Tinou Bao

February 24, 2017

This week, Turkey’s military lifted its ban on women’s headscarves; Russia launched an official tracker of “fake news”; China has nearly finished structures designed to hold long-range missiles on artificial islands in the South China Sea; and more.

U.S. Defense Department

February 21, 2017

Dr. John Launchbury, director of DARPA's Information Innovation Office, discussed his concerns about cybersecurity as well as new technologies in the field with Pacific Council members.


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