U.S. Foreign Policy News

Iran and the Bomb: Why the U.S. Can’t Ride the Iranian Tiger

May 01, 2015
"The Obama Administration believes it can use a nuclear agreement with Iran to ride and even domesticate the Persian tiger, harnessing its expansionist instincts to serve American interests. That’s not likely," writes Aaron David Miller.

Why U.S. Allies Saudi Arabia and Israel Are Looking Beyond Obama

May 01, 2015
"As the administration looks more and more toward Iran, Israel and Saudi Arabia will look beyond Barack Obama--biding their time, furthering their own agendas, and hoping that the next president, regardless of party, will see Tehran in a different light," writes Aaron David Miller.

A More Peaceful and Prosperous Honduras?

Apr 30, 2015
This article from the Council on Hemispheric Affairs reports on the speech delivered by President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras at the Wilson Center.
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Richard Perle on the Effectiveness of U.S. Sanctions

Apr 28, 2015
A veteran foreign policy practitioner and analyst, Richard Perle, provides insight into the history and current application of sanctions as a tool of U.S.statecraft. Do they work? What are the conditions necessary to make them effective? And are we getting it right in the cases of Iran and Russia? These are just some of the questions addressed in this episode of CONTEXT.
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Assessing the Effectiveness of U.S. Sanctions

Apr 28, 2015
In this NOW interview, William Pomeranz and Meg Lundsager discuss the impact, effectiveness, and consequences of U.S. sanctions past and present.

What Will, and Won’t, Help Free Jason Rezaian From Prison in Iran

Apr 24, 2015
"Tying the nuclear negotiations—and success now seems within reach—to prisoner release will only play into the hands of Iran’s hard-liners," writes Haleh Esfandiari.

“Una Centroamérica convulsa es una amenaza para EUA”

Apr 23, 2015
President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras is quoted from his speech at the Wilson Center. This article is in Spanish.

El Woodrow Wilson Center destaca avances de Honduras en seguridad y transparencia

Apr 23, 2015
This article mentions that Andrew Selee served as moderator to a discussion at the Wilson Center with President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras. This article is in Spanish.

Presidente hondureño: Migración infantil a EEUU ha descendido un 75%

Apr 22, 2015
This article quotes President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras from his speech at the Wilson Center. This article is in Spanish.

El presidente hondureño defiende sus reformas en EEUU para pedir más ayudas

Apr 22, 2015
President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras is quoted from his speech at the Wilson Center. This article is in Spanish.

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