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Putin and Crimea: A Dangerous Situation

Apr 17, 2014
"I tend to think this is an exceptionally dangerous situation for the simple reason that the Russian message 'Take us seriously or else' has never received a satisfactory answer," said Matthew Rojansky on Russia's annexation of Crimea.
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Crimea: What Is Motivating Putin?

Apr 14, 2014
Listening to the rhetoric surrounding Russia’s move on Crimea, you might think the Cold War never ended. Why did Putin make this move and is there more in store? And how significant is the damage done to Russia’s relationships around the world? Kennan Institute’s Matt Rojansky offers insight into the situation during this episode of Wilson Center NOW.

Spies, Swaps, and Sins of Omission

Mar 27, 2014
The signs don't look good for meaningful progress, let alone breakthrough, writes Aaron David Miller about the Israel-Palestine negotiations.

Latin American Program in the News: "Vast Web Hides Mexican Drug Profits in Plain Sight, U.S. Authorities Say"

Mar 27, 2014
This article about efforts to combat Sinaloa Cartel money laundering quotes Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson.

Four Pakistani Conspiracy Theories That Are Less Fictitious Than You'd Think

Mar 26, 2014
There’s another reason for the popularity of Pakistani conspiracy theories: many contain kernels of truth, writes Michael Kugelman.

When the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban Unite

Mar 26, 2014
"Come next year, the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban could formally join forces-a jihadist juggernaut with alarming implications for regional stability," writes Michael Kugelman.

Why Obama Won’t Give (or Get) Much in Saudi Arabia

Mar 25, 2014
"Key linkages—billions in recent U.S. weapons sales, counter-terrorism cooperation, and all that oil—will keep Riyadh and Washington together for some time to come, whether each side, deep down, really likes it or not," writes Aaron David Miller.

How West Can Respond to Russia's Aggression

Mar 21, 2014
The response of the West should be to use our own comparative strength against Russia’s weakness, writes Jane Harman.

Michelle Obama's China Opportunity

Mar 20, 2014
Mrs. Obama’s trip could be the greatest public diplomacy triumph the United States has achieved in China in years, writes Robert Daly.

Latin American Program in the News: "Uruguay in Talks to Receive 5 Guantanamo Prisoners"

Mar 20, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about Uruguay's proposal to accept five Guantanamo prisoners.

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