Hostage victims abroad and their families back home face a myriad of challenges during and after their harrowing ordeals, Rachel Briggs and Michael Scott Moore of Hostage US told Pacific Council members.
Options are dwindling and time is running out for the United Kingdom to negotiate a deal to leave the European Union, experts told Pacific Council members in a teleconference on Brexit.
Just as the U.S. digital copyright law inspired Europe to adopt safe harbors for online companies in the earliest days of the internet, Europe’s new copyright law may inspire Washington to rethink how and how much creative professionals are paid—including by social media titans—in a vastly different and richer digital economy, writes Justin Hughes in the Los Angeles Times.
While the United States and the European Union have disagreements about trade policy and business practices, they remain committed to partnership when it comes to security, U.S. Ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland told Pacific Council members.
In order for the United States to succeed on the international stage in 2019, it needs to rekindle its relationships with longtime allies, respect international institutions, and be more active in holding repressive regimes accountable, experts told Pacific Council members in a recent teleconference.
Although the United States is no longer a major player in Central Asia, Russia’s era of dominance in the region is also declining as China’s influence is on the rise, experts told Pacific Council members in a recent teleconference.
There is now a real opportunity to develop the Arctic in a sustainable way, in consultation with and consideration for the people that live there, but the clock is ticking due to climate change, writes Jeremy McKenzie.
Representative Adam Schiff recently discussed the new power dynamic in Washington and what’s next for the Russia investigation.
From a potential Cold War between the United States and China to the looming Brexit deadline, Pacific Council member DJ Peterson lays out the international hotspots to watch this year.
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On the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, we must recognize the fragility of the global order, writes Pacific Council member and GMF Vice President Dr. Ian Lesser.