U.S. Foreign Policy News

America Needs to End its Obsession with Trying to Fix Everything in Gaza

Jul 31, 2014
"I worked as a U.S. negotiator on the Arab-Israeli conflict for almost 20 years, and nobody ever lost money betting against peace," writes Aaron David Miller. "When mediators do succeed, it's largely because the locals are ready for a deal – and a need a third party."

Will US sanctions offer Venezuela's Maduro a helping hand?

Jul 31, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about the US imposed visa bans on 20 Venezuelan officials, citing alleged human rights abuses. The timing of the sanctions could strengthen Maduro's anti-US credentials.

Three Reasons for John Kerry to Be in India While the Rest of the World Burns

Jul 31, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to New Delhi for the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue on Thursday. Given all that’s going on in the Middle East and in Russia, some argue that this is the wrong time for him to make this particular visit. Here are three reasons why Mr. Kerry is doing the right thing at the right time, writes Michael Kugelman.

Guatemalan president: Central America needs at least $2 billion 'to attack the root of the problem'

Jul 30, 2014
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson is quoted in this article about Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina's request for more U.S. assistance during his visit to the United States.
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Kerry Pushes for Gaza Cease-Fire

Jul 28, 2014
As Secretary of State John Kerry implores an end to the current crisis in the Middle East, violence continues in the region. Jane Harman joins NOW With Alex Wagner to discuss on MSNBC.

Border Crisis

Jul 28, 2014
Associate Program Director Eric L.Olson is quoted about the extent to which money will be used efficiently in the U.S. plan to deter unaccompanied minors from continuing to enter the U.S.

U.S. Is The Largest But Not The Only Recipient Of Central American Immigrants In Latest Surge

Jul 28, 2014
Associate Director Eric L.Olson provides a quote on the influx of unaccompanied minors to countries like Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

It's tough to live without hope

Jul 27, 2014
Associate Director Eric L.Olson provides a quote on factors that have led to a steady increase in migration flows.

Rate of unaccompanied girls crossing into US outpaces boys

Jul 25, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson provides a comment on the proliferation of gang violence among young men in Central America.

What U.S., Central America Have to Tackle to Stem Border Crisis

Jul 25, 2014
Associate Program Director Eric L.Olson provides a quote on the expected U.S. policy toward reintegration.

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