Tactics such as the June 14 attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman might allow Tehran to ultimately achieve some “soft compromises” in talks with the Trump administration, including the de-escalation of regional tensions and the easing of some restrictions to allow modest trade between Iran and the rest of the world, writes Banafsheh Keynoush
At our inaugural Global Los Angeles Summit, Pacific Council members interviewed three speakers on Facebook Live to hear their takes on NAFTA and implementing the UN's Sustainable Development Goals in New York and Los Angeles. Watch the videos here.
As too many politicians and many of their constituents across America decry international trade and blame immigrants for a lack of economic and personal success, they might consider casting an eye to Los Angeles as a compelling counter-argument, write Jerry Green and Dan Schnur.
Los Angeles’ leadership in global affairs is growing stronger at a time when the federal government’s role is diminishing, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told Pacific Council members in his 2nd annual State of the Global City address in downtown LA.
Pacific Council member and LA 2028 CEO Gene Sykes recently attended the Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. He shared some insights about his experience with the Pacific Council as Los Angeles looks to its own role as Olympic host city in 2028.
As the birthplace of the internet and the home of ICANN, it is vital that individuals, businesses, and organizations in Los Angeles be involved in the internet governance community in order to ensure the continued growth of the digital economy, writes Christopher Mondini.
The LA County Sheriff’s Department is yet another example of Los Angeles’ emergence as a global city, LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell told Pacific Council members.
Global cities like New York and Los Angeles are increasingly shaping the international policy conversation, New York City’s Commissioner for International Affairs Penny Abeywardena told Pacific Council members.
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s 22nd annual Humanitarian Symposium and Prize Ceremony is returning to Los Angeles.
Pacific Council member George Nolfi’s new film about Bruce Lee, Birth of the Dragon, is a product of the burgeoning relationship between Hollywood and China, demonstrated by increased Chinese investments in American studios and films.