U.S. Politics News
Feb 17, 2012
Americans are presidency-addicted. We can’t get enough information about our presidents, yet there is a woeful misunderstanding of the office. The president is more often than not at the mercy of events rather than a master of them. Our greatest presidents were also lucky: They inherited national crises and times that were ripe for change — and had the skills and capacity to act. As we prepare to celebrate Presidents’ Day, let’s correct some common misconceptions about the job and the people who have held it.
Feb 14, 2012
“Vice-President Xi’s visit is an important signal to show that the relationship is moving in the right direction,” former Ambassador to China J. Stapleton Roy told CCTV News. “This is a relationship that has enormous potential in one of the most promising areas of the world, which is East Asia.”
Feb 13, 2012
Strategic mistrust between the U.S. and China is escalating, overshadowing their shared interests, says Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy. Vice President Xi Jinping’s visit will not produce immediate results but provides the two countries an opportunity to gain control of their relationship.
Feb 13, 2012
In this Washington Post Op-Ed, Director J. Stapleton Roy and Dr. Ken Lieberthal discuss U.S.-China relations and the growing strategic distrust between these two nations.
Feb 08, 2012
The threat of military confrontation between Iran and the U.S. is real, as bilateral relations touch a low point on Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear weapon, says Trita Parsi, founder of the National Iranian American Council. A former Wilson Center public policy scholar, Parsi questions whether efforts to negotiate and engage with Iran have hastened conflict, making war a more real risk than under the Bush administration, which employed a more hardline approach to Iran.
Feb 02, 2012
Linda Killian discusses independent voters with MSNBC's Alex Wagner and her NOW panel.
Jan 25, 2012
Wilson Center President and former member of Congress Jane Harman shares her reaction to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.
Jan 19, 2012
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses Brazil's growing growing purchasing power abroad.
Dec 23, 2011
Alexandros Petersen, advisor to the European Energy Security Initiative, discusses the future role of the newly established EU-US Energy Council in an article following the meeting between US Secretaries of State and Energy, Hillary Clinton and Stephen Chu with EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger in late November.
Nov 09, 2011
The United States has already signaled that it will use the IAEA report in its continuing campaign to get tougher sanctions against Iran to force it to negotiate on its nuclear ambitions, says Public Policy Scholar Michael Adler. Washington wants to increase international pressure now that it has a documented report from the U.N. nuclear watchdog that Iran has done much more to obtain nuclear weapons than was previously known.