U.S. Foreign Policy News
Apr 06, 2012
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses President Dilma Rousseff's visit to Washington, D.C.
Mar 31, 2012
By negotiating Assad's exit from Syria, Moscow could help to end the violence and bloodshed, and "reset" world perceptions of Russia, writes Wilson Center President Jane Harman in The Washington Post.
Mar 28, 2012
Pakistan Scholar Zahid Hussain's Dawn op-ed on the future of the Pakistan-U.S. relationship
Mar 27, 2012
Amid unprecedented security concerns, bright legal lines are needed for aggressive intelligence-gathering and to guard privacy rights, Wilson Center President Jane Harman writes in Foreign Policy.
Mar 06, 2012
NPIHP Senior Advisor Martin J. Sherwin reviews Philip Taubman's "The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb" in the Washington Post.
Mar 06, 2012
The US strategic plan is to continue providing global security with emphasis on “rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region.” Such a pivot is not new, but has been in play since the end of the Cold War, argues Robert M. Hathaway, director of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The strategy requires a long-term partnership with India, as an economic and security anchor in the region. Priorities for both countries vary, particularly in regard to China, leading to divisions within each country as well. Many in India do not want their nation to take part in any Sino-American cold war or conflict and accuse the US of ignoring shenanigans from Pakistan. Indians are also wary about US plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and the likely resulting chaos. Both countries have conservatives who oppose reliance on partnerships and agreements that could constrain their military. Ultimately, Hathaway concludes, strength of nations as global actors depends on ensuring economic security and meeting domestic challenges. – YaleGlobal
Feb 28, 2012
The Cold War International History Project is currently accepting internship applications for the Fall 2012 academic semester. Deadline to apply: 7/20
Feb 23, 2012
The recent peaceful transfer of power in Yemen might provide an example of how the U.S. and the international community could stem violence in Syria and remove Bashar al-Assad from power, Wilson Center President Jane Harman tells MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell.
Feb 23, 2012
Tensions over Iran's presence and influence over Latin America arise after the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee hearing on the Iranian government’s activities in the Western hemisphere.
Feb 22, 2012
IAEA inspectors were unable to visit Iran’s controversial Parchin nuclear facility despite “intensive efforts” to include the site on a recent itinerary, Wilson Center expert Michael Adler writes in The Daily Beast. Characterizing the omission as a rebuff, Adler says it could ratchet up concerns in the international community that Iran is exploring the use of nuclear technology in military applications.