The United States has been through crises of confidence before, and it is now time to regain our confidence that the American way is alive and well on the world stage, write Condoleezza Rice and Philip Zelikow.
Somaliland’s claims for sovereignty have endured nearly three decades and span identity, historical memory, and legal arguments, experts told Pacific Council members in the second installment of the 2019 Summer Teleconference Series.
The latest heatwave demonstrates that climate change is a transnational threat that requires transcontinental cooperation, writes Ibrahim Al-Marashi.
Future dependency on Israeli natural gas could change the political equation for many European countries that are currently critical of Israeli policies toward Palestinians, write Mieczysław Boduszyński and Jamie Levin.
Current tensions within NATO need to be overcome in order to deal with the looming threat of climate insecurity, writes Ibrahim Al-Marashi.
Trump's new Iran sanctions have put airstrikes on hold — but nuclear risks remain and available measures to reduce these dangers must not be ignored, writes Bennett Ramberg.
Palestinians know that unless there is a political horizon that provides for an end to the occupation and the freedom and independence they need to grow their economy, they will not prosper, write Mel Levine and James Zogby.
Today, on the 10th anniversary of Neda Agha-Soltan’s murder by an Iranian sniper in Tehran, her story remains alive, showing that governments—no matter how powerful and repressive—cannot wholly control what their own people and global publics can learn about their actions, writes Phil Seib.
Following a year of research in conjunction with the Pacific Council, the project to Strategically Protect Soft Networks offers this white paper exploring various possible policy options for better insulating local allies of the U.S. military and diplomatic community in conflict zones abroad.
Instead of seeking influence with Iran by promoting cross-cultural relations, encouraging dialogue, and deftly deploying smart power, the United States has opted for a form of public demonization, which can be considered the opposite of public diplomacy, Jerrold Green, Gemma Stewart, and Justin Chapman write in USC's Public Diplomacy Magazine.