In a new policy brief for the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program, Abraham F. Lowenthal and David Smilde argue that conflicts that appeared to be irreconcilable have sometimes been resolved in other countries that were once controlled by authoritarian regimes, and these experiences are relevant to Venezuela’s plight.
The June 30 meeting between Trump, Kim, and Moon shows that North Korea’s transition to a “normal country” continues, writes Jongsoo Lee.
U.S. influence and credibility on the world stage has been diminished under the Trump administration, Ben Rhodes told students and Pacific Council members at a recent discussion at Pomona College.
Layered tangible security guarantees and a change of mindset by both the United States and North Korea offer the path forward to nuclear elimination, writes Bennett Ramberg.
U.S. policy toward China should strongly emphasize pressure and deterrence, while acting multilaterally rather than unilaterally, experts said in the second installment of the Edgerton Series on Responding to a Rising China.
To avoid a breakdown in the crucially important U.S.-China bilateral relationship, the United States and China should seek negotiated solutions to priority issues whenever possible and erect prudent guardrails to keep the relationship from running further off the tracks, write Orville Schell, Susan Shirk, and Barry Naughton ahead of their discussion on April 1 as part of the Pacific Council’s Edgerton Series on Responding to a Rising China.
Even on those rare occasions when Japan has shown signs of a more activist foreign policy in the Middle East, the pendulum tends to swing back to an energy security-focused approach that reflects caution, neutrality, and the avoidance of military entanglements, writes Mieczysław Boduszyński.
The United States and China must find ways to cooperate, especially on global issues, in order to address the most pressing problems of our times, writes John Negroponte.
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.
Foreign businesses willing to support the hard work of advocating and protesting for long-term human rights reforms in the Chinese legal system would be making a smart business investment, writes Kimberly Marteau Emerson.