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.
In response to the Nigerian government’s failure to provide basic services like safe water, several insurgent groups have arisen to take matters into their own hands, writes Marcus DuBois King.
Nelson Mandela’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission helped South Africa re-brand itself globally and gain respect, support, and legitimacy by enhancing its soft power, writes Sohaela Amiri.
Alexis Okeowo shares in her book a 21st century depiction of Uganda, Mauritania, Nigeria, and Somalia that is often difficult and disturbing—but also illuminating for practitioners in the international relations and conflict resolution fields, writes Kareena Kirlew.
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Storytelling through the lens of one's own culture can help offer readers a different view of global conflict, says Pacific Council member Martha Sardinas.
This week, Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet approves Brexit deal; Central American migrants reach U.S. border; UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea; and more.
This week, U.S. elections may affect foreign policy; North Korea cancels nuclear talks; Disagreements continue over Rohingya repatriation; and more.
This week, Angela Merkel announces resignation; Brazil's Bolsonaro wins election; the United States reaffirms support for Taiwan; and more.
Africa's growing economy is attracting increased foreign investment in the "new scramble for Africa," writes USC students James Cutchin and Meijun Li.
This week, the United States announces the termination of the INF treaty; North and South Korea agree to remove arms from Joint Security Area; top political leaders receive explosive devices; and more.