February 26, 2020

As part of the Pacific Council’s GTMO Observer Program, Philip Recht traveled to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to attend the pre-trial proceedings involving the U.S. prosecution against Abd Al Rahim Hussayn Muhammad Al-Nashiri, the alleged orchestrator of the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000. Read his Observer Dispatch.

Paul and Cathy Becker

January 16, 2020

Algeria might be on the precipice of an Egypt-like scenario, with the increasing willingness to use repression signaling a possible military coup to solidify control, write Mieczysław Boduszynski and Jessica Mecellem.

January 3, 2020

With major developments in the U.S.-China cold war, Hong Kong, Brexit, Syria, and impeachment in the United States, plus hotspots across Latin America and the Middle East, it looks like the world will continue to heat up in 2020, writes DJ Peterson. Here are the international issues to watch this year.

December 24, 2019

Cybersecurity, the digital revolution, and the evolving roles of Silicon Valley and the U.S. government in national security and technology were all major and recurring themes at PolicyWest, Justin Chapman wrote in USC’s Public Diplomacy Magazine.

USMCA Signing Ceremony

December 23, 2019

Getting all three countries to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement—which was recently approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and is expected to be approved by the Senate in early 2020—was a heavy lift, but all parties now hail the new agreement, writes Michael Camuñez.

USS Honolulu

December 23, 2019

The United States and other Arctic states should continue to enhance their cooperative relationship with Russia in the Arctic while at the same time using the full range of policy to continue to condemn Russia’s illegal actions in other parts of the world, writes Jeremy McKenzie.

December 10, 2019

A Pacific Council delegation composed largely of Emerging Leaders recently traveled to Colombia to explore the peace process, Venezuela, economic development, and more with government officials, business and NGO leaders, and former FARC combatants.


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