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.
This week, officials express optimism about NAFTA negotiations; Iran rejects Trump’s meeting offer; North Korea returns the remains of U.S. service members; and more.
In the face of the challenge posed by the "sharp power" of authoritarian governments, democratic governments and societies should avoid any temptation to imitate the methods of their adversaries or overreact in ways that undercut the advantage of their “soft power,” writes Joseph Nye ahead of our teleconference on August 9.
This week, a former cricket star claims victory in Pakistan’s presidential election; Britain considers the consequences of a “no deal” Brexit; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti leads a trade mission to East Asia; and more.
Despite widespread outrage over President Trump’s performance at his summit with President Putin in Helsinki, Trump’s gambit is so far winning with his political base, writes DJ Peterson.
This week, Presidents Trump and Putin hold a controversial summit in Helsinki; ISIL may be attempting resurgence in Iraq and Afghanistan; Japan and the EU sign a trade deal; and more.
While international attention focused on Trump’s disruptive behavior at the NATO Alliance Summit, Trudeau used NATO to try and bring stability to Iraq, writes Ibrahim Al-Marashi.
This week, resignations from the UK government imperil Brexit talks; Mexican President-elect AMLO announces a new border force; Ethiopia and Eritrea declare an end to war after 20 years of conflict; and more.
This week, Germany agrees on a migration compromise; a leftist candidate wins Mexico’s presidential election by a landslide; North Korea continues to expand its nuclear program; and more.
This week, President Trump and President Putin announce they will hold their first official summit on July 16 in Helsinki; women can now drive in Saudi Arabia; Kenya and the United States sign a $100 million investment deal; and more.
This week, the Trump administration reverses course on its migrant child separation policy following international outrage; the United States withdraws from the UN Human Rights Council; EU countries to meet on immigration policy; and more.