A new report by Pacific Council member Kathi Lynn Austin of the Conflict Awareness Project, Follow the Guns: An Overlooked Key to Combat Rhino Poaching and Wildlife Crime, demonstrates that disrupting the supply of weapons used in wildlife crime worldwide is a much-needed—and often overlooked—conservation tool.
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.
The Pacific Council and the Edgerton Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of a new Edgerton Series on Responding to a Rising China.
While Kim Jong-un’s New Year’s address is a signal that North Korea’s transition to a "normal country" is on track despite a lack of rapid progress in denuclearization, the international community needs to keep engaging Pyongyang in order to encourage positive reform, writes Jongsoo Lee.
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.