In 2020, as the Pacific Council celebrates its 25th anniversary, we want to increase our impact and ensure that the next generation of global leaders understands the importance of international engagement, writes Jerrold D. Green.
Future dependency on Israeli natural gas could change the political equation for many European countries that are currently critical of Israeli policies toward Palestinians, write Mieczysław Boduszyński and Jamie Levin.
Current tensions within NATO need to be overcome in order to deal with the looming threat of climate insecurity, writes Ibrahim Al-Marashi.
The more clearly we begin to think of climate change as a threat to the habitat in which we live, the less tenable we will find the old presumption of a stark distinction between animal welfare and human rights, which has huge implications for policy makers, writes Lauren Nicole Core.
A new report by Pacific Council member Kathi Lynn Austin of the Conflict Awareness Project, Follow the Guns: An Overlooked Key to Combat Rhino Poaching and Wildlife Crime, demonstrates that disrupting the supply of weapons used in wildlife crime worldwide is a much-needed—and often overlooked—conservation tool.
Even on those rare occasions when Japan has shown signs of a more activist foreign policy in the Middle East, the pendulum tends to swing back to an energy security-focused approach that reflects caution, neutrality, and the avoidance of military entanglements, writes Mieczysław Boduszyński.
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.
Pacific Council member Nishtha Mishra recently interviewed Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed about his tumultuous life, his efforts to combat climate change, and the Maldives’ foreign policy.
Although the United States is no longer a major player in Central Asia, Russia’s era of dominance in the region is also declining as China’s influence is on the rise, experts told Pacific Council members in a recent teleconference.
In response to the Nigerian government’s failure to provide basic services like safe water, several insurgent groups have arisen to take matters into their own hands, writes Marcus DuBois King.
New technologies, perspectives, and realities—such as climate change and more extreme weather conditions—have led us to realize that stormwater capture is no longer just an option, but an essential element in our toolbox to create a more sustainable Los Angeles County, writes Maria Mehranian.