John Brennan’s service to this country has proven him to be a good and honorable man, writes Thomas Zimmerman. The president and his team should ask themselves if history will judge them as kindly.
This week, the Taliban kills dozens in Afghanistan; Turkey turns to Russia amidst a currency crisis; Ebola outbreak in Congo worries officials; and more.
Pacific Council members Marc and Jane Nathanson received an award from the Aspen Institute Socrates Program to recognize their longtime support of the Aspen Institute and the creation of the Nathanson Public Diplomacy Scholarship.
Democracies are increasingly more vulnerable to the "sharp power" tactics of authoritarian regimes but should not adopt these same tactics in response, Joseph Nye and Shanthi Kalathil told Pacific Council members in the fourth installment of the 2018 Summer Teleconference Series, on the rise of authoritarianism.
This week, Venezuela makes arrests in Maduro assassination attempt; Germany and Spain come to an agreement on refugees; Ethiopia shuts down internet access; and more.
This week, officials express optimism about NAFTA negotiations; Iran rejects Trump’s meeting offer; North Korea returns the remains of U.S. service members; and more.
In the face of the challenge posed by the "sharp power" of authoritarian governments, democratic governments and societies should avoid any temptation to imitate the methods of their adversaries or overreact in ways that undercut the advantage of their “soft power,” writes Joseph Nye ahead of our teleconference on August 9.
Panelists described river revitalization efforts around the world in a discussion with Pacific Council members and community members as Los Angeles looks to transform the LA River.
This week, a former cricket star claims victory in Pakistan’s presidential election; Britain considers the consequences of a “no deal” Brexit; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti leads a trade mission to East Asia; and more.
The question for Mexican President-elect AMLO is whether he will use his political skills to carry out profound structural changes to economic growth or reinforce Mexico’s old authoritarian system, writes Luis Rubio.
Despite widespread outrage over President Trump’s performance at his summit with President Putin in Helsinki, Trump’s gambit is so far winning with his political base, writes DJ Peterson.