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.
This week, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley is evacuated from South Sudan due to protests; Xi Jinping solidifies his power during China's 19th Communist Party Congress; Spain and Iraq move to suppress Catalonia’s and Kurdistan’s independence movements; and more.
The U.S. government and U.S. companies need to step up their economic activity on the continent of Africa as a way of strengthening the capacity of Africans to resolve long-standing issues on their own, said Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) during her keynote discussion at Members Weekend 2017.
This week, President Xi Jinping expands his power at China’s 19th Communist Party Congress; U.S.-backed Syrian forces reclaim about 90 percent of ISIL’s capital city of Raqqa; more than 270 people are killed by truck bombs in downtown Mogadishu; and more.
This week, relations continue to deteriorate between the United States and Turkey; allies clash over NAFTA negotiations; Catalan suspends its declaration of independence pending talks with Spain; and more.
U.S. policy in Africa should focus more on strengthening good governance and economic growth and less on military operations, experts told Pacific Council members in a Situation Briefing teleconference in advance of Members Weekend 2017.
With the continuing rise in temperatures from changes in our climate, larger, more ferocious storms may become the new normal, writes Alice Hill. If the nation fails to incorporate the risks of climate change into its preparedness efforts, any investment in the future may be washed away with the next storm.
Much has changed in Mexico in the time between the 1985 and 2017 earthquakes, writes Agustín Barrios Gómez, both in terms of emergency response and in strengthening Mexico's democracy.
This week, protests rock Spain following Catalan’s independence referendum; the conflict over Kashmir escalates; the presidents of Iran and Turkey vow to oppose the Iraqi Kurds’ quest for independence; and more.
This week, Puerto Rico copes with devastating damage from Hurricane Maria; Iraqi Kurds vote overwhelmingly in favor of independence; Angela Merkel is reelected as German chancellor and Alternative für Deutschland enters parliament; and more.