March 25, 2019

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.

March 6, 2019

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.

February 22, 2019

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.

Brian Cantoni

February 20, 2019

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.

Meng Hongwei, by D Greene

February 4, 2019

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.

January 4, 2019

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.

Theresa May & Donald Tusk

January 3, 2019

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.


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