U.S. Foreign Policy News

Eric L. Olson Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere

Jul 20, 2013
Olson joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere on regional security cooperation in Central America.

Tragedy in Afghanistan, Farce in Qatar

Jul 10, 2013
Senior program associate Michael Kugelman laments the sad state of the war in Afghanistan--and the efforts to negotiate and end to it.

With This Redo, Do It Right

Jul 09, 2013
The next year may be more turbulent than the last one. Handled well, it could also be more productive, writes Robin Wright in The New York Times.

According to analysts, the NSA spying incident shakes, but does not jeopardize relations between Brazil and the US

Jul 09, 2013
Director of the Brazil Institute, Paulo Sotero, gives his take on the recent allegations of the NSA spying on Brazil

U.S.-Sponsored Broadcasts to Other Countries

Jul 05, 2013
Senior Scholar Ross Johnson discusses the purpose of Voice of America, Radio Free Europe and other services which operate as tools for diplomacy and foreign policy, but which some have criticized.

Crime Violence in Mexico: Is the Tide Turning?

Jun 26, 2013
Recent government statistics suggest that an almost decade long focus on reducing crime related violence in Mexico is working. But do the numbers accurately depict what’s really happening? Are the efforts of the new administration and its recent predecessors improving public safety and helping to change the country’s image? Our guest, David Shirk, has been following the situation for many years and offers a broad perspective on what’s gone before, the current situation, and prospects for the future during this edition of CONTEXT.

John Kerry, Lone Ranger of the Middle East

Jun 26, 2013
John Kerry has made the Middle East peace process a major priority of his term as secretary of state. But the prospects of success are not very high. That raises the question of what Kerry's strategy is -- and what his motivations are, writes Aaron David Miller in Foreign Affairs.

Latin American Program in the News: Amid Growing Spying Scandal, US Allies in Region Join Chorus of Discontent

Jun 26, 2013
This article on Latin American nations asking the U.S. to further discuss an alleged spying program quotes Cynthia Arnson.

Latin American Program in the News: Piñera y Obama estrechan relación bilateral y acuerdan rumbo al TPP

Jun 26, 2013
This article quotes Cynthia Arnson’s comments on the Chile-U.S. relationship are quoted in this article. Arnson said that the cooperation between both countries won’t be limited to commerce, and that “other sectors involved in the bilateral relations will be education, science and technology”. This article is in Spanish

Latin American Program in the News: El tráfico de armas de EE UU hacia Centroamérica, un misterio en expansión

Jun 26, 2013
This article refers to Wilson Center Scholar Colby Goodman's paper on U.S. Firearms Trafficking to Guatemala and Mexico. This article is in Spanish.

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