April 27, 2018

As the new U.S. policy in Afghanistan significantly expands the scope of military operations in the country, it is crucial not to overlook strategic soft power measures to counter the underlying causes and ideologies that give rise to extremism in the first place, writes Mehdi Hakimi.

April 19, 2018

U.S.-Mexico relations hit a new low following President Trump's order to send National Guard troops to the border, the future of the NAFTA negotiations remain uncertain, Mexico's presidential election season officially kicked off, and more insights from Michael C. Camuñez.

April 12, 2018

As too many politicians and many of their constituents across America decry international trade and blame immigrants for a lack of economic and personal success, they might consider casting an eye to Los Angeles as a compelling counter-argument, write Jerry Green and Dan Schnur.

Photo by Tuija Aalto

April 6, 2018

This week, the trade war between the United States and China escalates; President Trump orders National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border; Cape Town’s Day Zero gets pushed back to 2019; and more.

March 28, 2018

Los Angeles’ leadership in global affairs is growing stronger at a time when the federal government’s role is diminishing, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told Pacific Council members in his 2nd annual State of the Global City address in downtown LA.

Jordi Bernabeu Farrús

March 23, 2018

This week, Syrian rebels evacuate Ghouta; the Trump administration imposes more tariffs; Finland hosts talks between the United States, South Korea, and North Korea; and more.

March 22, 2018

Pacific Council Communications Officer Justin Chapman recently traveled to Iceland to discuss the country's place branding efforts with government officials.


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