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, a North Korean delegation arrives in South Korea for the Olympics; Mexican journalists flee for their lives; the war in Syria intensifies; and more.
Peter Laugharn, a Pacific Council Director and CEO of the Hilton Foundation, and Marie Kagaju Laugharn, a Pacific Council member and a board member of the Ihangane Project, attended the World Economic Forum and discussed their experiences and takeaways from the annual event.
This week, Puerto Rico is still in need of FEMA assistance; the United Kingdom and China are looking to make a post-Brexit trade deal; Cape Town imposes firmer restrictions on water use; and more.
This week, the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, kicks off; 11 countries reach an agreement on a new Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal; Tokyo conducts its first missile attack drill since the end of World War II; and more
This week, an extreme drought causes Cape Town to drastically cut down on its water use; North and South Korea agree to march under a common flag in next month’s Winter Olympics; Saudi Arabia injects $2 billion into Yemen’s central bank; and more.
This week, 13 drones attack two Russian military bases in western Syria; Zambia plans to vaccinate 1 million of its citizens to protect against cholera amid a new outbreak; ELN rebels resume attacks in Colombia after a ceasefire ends; and more.
This week, Germany enacts tough laws designed to combat fake news on social media; Peru’s president pardons a controversial former president; North Korea agrees to high-level diplomatic talks with South Korea; and more.
This week, Sebastián Piñera wins Chile’s presidential election in what marks the most recent shift to the right in Latin America; the United States accuses North Korea of being behind the WannaCry cyberattack; Saudi Arabia intercepts another Houthi missile; and more.
A Pacific Council delegation recently traveled to Brussels and The Hague for high-level meetings with officials from NATO, the EU, the IMF, the German Marshall Fund, the ICC, and more. Read about highlights from the trip.
It is critical to maintain communication and collaboration at all levels of the U.S. and Russian societies, particularly during this period of high tension between the two countries, writes Sharyl Cross.