U.S. Foreign Policy News

Latin American Program in the News: Obama da un vuelco comercial a su relación con América Latina

May 15, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson commented on the deepening economic relations between the United States and Latin America, a region that is being seen by Washington as a vital economic partner instead of its natural "backyard." (In Spanish)

U.S. Intervention in Syria

May 10, 2013
Jane Harman and Zbigniew Brzezinski debate a U.S. intervention in Syria on Morning Joe. "I hope we have a strategy to work this out diplomatically with the Russians on the other side and the leader is moved out even if he stays in country and another transitional government takes his place,” said Jane Harman.

Syria: What's Really Happening

May 08, 2013
"In Syria, there are no good options, American credibility is at stake, and the pressures to act are considerable in the face of great uncertainties," writes Aaron David Miller in Salon.com.

Latin American Program in the News: Obama in Central America

May 07, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson was interviewed on the importance of the Obama’s trip to Central America by La Voz de América.

Latin American Program in the News: In Latin America, Obama Stresses Partnership

May 07, 2013
Eric Olson was talked to NPR from Costa Rica where he witnessed the President Obama’s trip to San José.

Latin American Program in the News: Obama participated in the Central America forum in Costa Rica

May 07, 2013
The Wilson Center was mentioned as one of the key partners that made possible the Central America Forum in Costa Rica. Both the President Barack Obama and his Costa Rican counterpart Laura Chinchilla participated in this event.

Latin American Program in the News: Peace with FARC possibly within reach

May 06, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arson remarks upon the encouraging prospects of a negotiated peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC while addressing the concerns that lay ahead.

Latin American Program in the News: Obama begins bilateral meeting with Peña Nieto

May 06, 2013
Associate Eric L. Olson comments on concerns shared by U.S. officials regarding the new Mexican government, which seems less inclined to provide the same level of deep cooperation with U.S. law enforcement officers in cracking down on bi-national arms trafficking. This was also published in NorthJersey and in Tico Times.

Latin American Program in the News: Neighbors in Arms

May 06, 2013
Associate Colby Goodman discusses arms trafficking between the United States and Central America and the nefarious impact that it is having on the region's overall security.

Latin American Program in the News: Central America struggles to unite for Obama trip

May 06, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson and Associate Director Eric Olson comment on internal rivalries between Central American nations regarding security-oriented foreign aid and the concern that has gripped the White House concerning the region's deterioration in security. This was also published in the Hufftington Post, the Daily Journal, The Examiner, ABC News, Yahoo Finance, The Guardian, TimesOnline, Caribbean Business, and many other media outlets.

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