U.S. Foreign Policy News

Latin American Program in the News: US eyes better ties with Venezuela, post-Chavez

Jan 16, 2013
Dr. Cynthia J. Arnson discusses how a transition from Chavez could open the way for better ties between the US and Venezuela.

Latin American Program in the News: American Arms Reach Deep Into Mexico’s Bloodshed

Jan 16, 2013
Eric L. Olson comments on the connection between easy access to weapons in the US and the use of these weapons for violence in Mexico.

Latin American Program in the News: DirectoUSA - Relaciones EE.UU.- Venezuela

Jan 16, 2013
Dr. Cynthia J. Arnson commented briefly on the political uncertainty that President Hugo Chávez's absence is generating in Venezuela and weighed in on the U.S. government's commitment of non-intervention in Venezuelan internal affairs.

Egypt: Interview with Mohamed Morsi

Jan 14, 2013
In an interview with CNN, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi called for Syrian President Bashar Assad to be tried for war crimes at the International Criminal Court. Morsi also pledged to respect Egypt’s treaty with Israel while supporting Palestinian efforts to attain “their full-fledged rights.” He outlined his new attempt to reconcile Hamas and Fatah, the two dominant Palestinian parties that have split up the West Bank and Gaza since factional fighting in 2007.

Michael Kugelman's Thoughts on Afghanistan in Foreign Policy and the Washington Post

Jan 14, 2013
Mineral wealth can bring great prosperity to Afghanistan, argues senior program associate Michael Kugelman in a Washington Post video clip. In a new Foreign Policy piece, he ranks mineral wealth as one of Afghanistan's four most important concerns.

Google this: North Korea open to Western help with Net upgrade?

Jan 09, 2013
Asia Program Director Robert M. Hathaway was quoted in a recent Los Angeles Times articles on the visit to North Korea by Bill Richardson and Google executive Eric Schmidt.

Al Nusra Front: Syria’s Top Islamist Militia

Jan 09, 2013
On January 8, the Quilliam Foundation released a new strategic briefing on the Al Nusra Front (Jabhat al Nusra), a powerful rebel group fighting the Syrian regime. The report warned that the hard-line Islamist group is linked to al Qaeda, seeks to create a new jihadist umbrella movement in Syria and ultimately create a caliphate.

Jane Harman Comments on Nominations of Chuck Hagel and John Brennan

Jan 08, 2013
In this series of interviews, Jane Harman comments on the nominations of Chuck Hagel and John Brennan.

Call for Papers: Selling America in an Age of Uncertainty: U.S. Public Diplomacy in the New International Order, 1965-1980

Jan 07, 2013
"Selling America in an Age of Uncertainty” will examine the question of how U.S. public diplomacy wrestled with the changed and charged situation of the 1970s. The conference will be held at the Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway on 1-2 November 2013.

Syria’s chaos isn’t America’s fault

Jan 03, 2013
The idea that Syria was anyone’s to win or lose, or that the United States could significantly shape the outcome there, is typical of the arrogant paternalism and flawed analysis that have gotten this country into heaps of trouble in the Middle East over the years, argues Aaron David Miller.

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