The old equilibrium between the United States and Iran has vanished and a new order will have to be built, writes Maryam Zar.
If we, the people of Los Angeles and Tehran, realize that we have much more in common with each other than we do with our respective national governments, then we can come together and promote global engagement, people-to-people exchanges, and diplomacy, writes Sohaela Amiri.
In the wake of a U.S. operation that targeted and killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and Iran’s response by firing missiles at an Iraqi military base that housed U.S. troops, Pacific Council President and CEO Dr. Jerrold D. Green provided his insights on the situation in a teleconference with Council members.
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.
The Pacific Council’s Special Initiatives Department has been piloting educational partnerships with schools in the local LA community, including a recent STEM career panel with USC Hybrid High, a charter school within the Ednovate network, writes Ilyssa Padrid-Dykman.
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.
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.
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.
Of the nearly 200 articles we published in our online Newsroom in 2019, here are the 15 people read the most. Reread your favorite pieces or read them for the first time.
The integrity of U.S. elections is a national security issue, writes Thomas Zimmerman. The United States’ foreign adversaries learned a great deal from the 2016 election. Have we?
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.