The old equilibrium between the United States and Iran has vanished and a new order will have to be built, writes Maryam Zar.
Pacific Council President and CEO Dr. Jerrold D. Green has been selected to receive the World Trade Week 2019 Stanley T. Olafson Bronze Plaque Award, in recognition of his role in advancing global trade in the Southern California region.
The Pacific Council is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, Mexico’s Foreign Ministry, and the Mexican Council of International Affairs (COMEXI) to establish MEXLA, a new commission of residents from Los Angeles and Mexico to deepen the cultural, economic, and people-to-people ties between the two regions.
Over the past few weeks the bilateral policy environment between the United States and Mexico has been complicated by disagreements over the USMCA trade deal, migrant caravans, and recent developments in Venezuela, writes Michael Camuñez.
As U.S. cities are home to two thirds of the entire population, the practice of city diplomacy has now become essential for local communities to thrive in a globalized society, write Jay Wang and Sohaela Amiri.
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.
This week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report addressing public access to pre-trial hearings of alleged terrorists held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO). This report was required by legislation passed in 2017 in response to and influenced by the 2016 GTMO Task Force report.
New technologies, perspectives, and realities—such as climate change and more extreme weather conditions—have led us to realize that stormwater capture is no longer just an option, but an essential element in our toolbox to create a more sustainable Los Angeles County, writes Maria Mehranian.
There is no clear and simple path toward a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic outcome in Venezuela, but here are a few guiding principles to start, writes Abe Lowenthal.
For the most part, the countries of Latin America are showing immense thoughtfulness and generosity in their responses to Venezuela’s migration flow, but it is hard to know how long these open door policies will last, writes Andrew Selee.
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.