Expert Question and Answer

Key Takeaways

  1. China’s recent engagement in Oceania has drawn U.S. attention — but Washington has always had interests there.
  2. Pacific Island countries would prefer for Washington to engage with them for their own sakes, not only to counter China.
  3. Strengthening U.S. partnerships in the Pacific Islands is only the first step for the United States to accomplish its goals in the region.

Analysis and Commentary

Key Takeaways

  1. Russia’s war against Ukraine does not meet any of the criteria for just war.
  2. The fundamental danger of Putin’s war of aggression against Ukraine is that it opens the door for other states to violate the principles of sovereignty.
  3. Upholding international law makes peace possible, which means Russia’s leader must be held to account.

Analysis and Commentary

Key Takeaways

  1. Pakistan’s foreign minister called for an international effort to use the flood crisis as a catalyst for more effective international support to help countries most vulnerable to climate change.
  2. Pakistanis and international climate experts say Pakistan’s own governance problems have amplified the losses from the flood.
  3. The world’s wealthy nations have the resources to lead the investment needed to slow global warming and repair and prevent damage from climate change.
Ukrainian soldiers operate a drone near the frontlines of the war with Russia. (Jim Huylebroek/The New York Times)

Online Event

Twitter Space: What Comes Next for Russia, Ukraine and Europe’s Peace and Security

Tuesday, October 4 | 4:00pm - 4:45pm EDT

Join USIP for a conversation with Angela Stent, one of America’s foremost experts on Russia and Europe, regarding Putin’s evolving goals in Ukraine and the prospects for peace in Europe.