Future dependency on Israeli natural gas could change the political equation for many European countries that are currently critical of Israeli policies toward Palestinians, write Mieczysław Boduszyński and Jamie Levin.
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.
Putin still seeks partnership with the United States, but only on the basis perceived as equal terms and consistent with advancing Russia’s interests, writes Sharyl Cross.
The U.S.-Russian relationship stands at the lowest point in nearly three decades, but the interests of the two countries intersect on several issues with some potential for cooperation, writes Sharyl Cross ahead of Members Weekend.
The results of Germany’s recent federal election will have a broad impact on the Eurozone, the NATO alliance, U.S.-German transatlantic relations, and the future of the European project, Heather Conley and Constanze Stelzenmüller told Pacific Council members in the fifth and final installment of the Summer Teleconference Series.
The United States and its allies must project forceful arguments on democracy's appeal, and citizens must be wary of propaganda efforts, write Agnia Grigas and Seth Freeman.
The United States and Russia may have an adversarial relationship, but that does not mean they cannot cooperate on issues of mutual concern and interest, Dr. Agnia Grigas and Dr. Vidya Nadkarni told Pacific Council members in the fourth installment of the Pacific Council’s Summer Teleconference Series.
Revanchist and resurgent, Russia appears ready to challenge the current post-Cold War order, writes Agnia Grigas. Tensions between Russia and the West are unlikely to subside because the fundamental sources of conflict will persist.