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, Kenya’s supreme court annuls the results of the country’s recent presidential election; tensions escalate between Spanish police and Catalan separatists less than two weeks before a controversial Catalan independence referendum; Trump threatens North Korea at the UN General Assembly; and more.
As the world grapples with the nuclear threat emanating from North Korea, it is not only bombs that should be of concern, writes Bennett Ramberg. It is also the dozens of nuclear power plants in Japan and South Korea that are vulnerable to attack should war break out in the region.
This week, Russia and Belarus launch a week of war games near neighboring NATO countries; Iraqi Kurds vow to push ahead with an independence referendum after Iraq’s parliament calls it unconstitutional; Mexicans’ views of the United States hit a new low; and more.
This week, two former Brazilian presidents are charged with accepting bribes; China’s air force practices shooting down missiles as North Korea conducts its sixth and largest nuclear test; U.S. federal prosecutors charge four Turks with conspiracy to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran; and more.
This week, Mexico offers assistance to the United States in dealing with the destructive aftermath of Hurricane Harvey; Iraqi forces announce the liberation of ISIL-stronghold Tal Afar; the Somali government grants al Shabaab defectors amnesty for completing a rehabilitation program; and more.
This week, President Trump announces his long awaited strategy for resolving the war in Afghanistan without specifying details; two shipments from North Korea destined for the Syrian government agency responsible for chemical weapons are intercepted; the U.S. embassy in Moscow will halt all non-immigrant visas from Russia; and more.
This week, the British government says it intends to avoid a hard border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland after Brexit; the United States, Mexico, and Canada open negotiations to reform NAFTA; the Taliban tells President Trump to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan; and more.
Climate change and regional conflicts make South Asia one of the most water insecure regions in the world, Dr. Zafar Adeel and Dr. Isha Ray told Pacific Council members in the third installment of the Pacific Council’s Summer Teleconference Series.
As a primer for learning about water scarcity and its influence on national, human, and economic security, Pacific Council members explored a desalination plant and a water pollution control facility in Southern California to answer the questions: where does my water come from? And where does it go?
This week, tensions between the United States and North Korea reach a fever pitch; the United States expels two Cuban diplomats following an "acoustic attack"; Israel moves to ban Al Jazeera; and more.