U.S. Foreign Policy News

Asia Program 2014 Retrospective

Dec 29, 2014
As we move into the next year, the Asia Program would like to thank all of our speakers, writers, scholars, and supporters who have helped us make 2014 so successful. We are especially grateful to the writers have worked with us this year on our publications, covering a range of topics from energy crises in both Pakistan and India, the negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership, and the changing relationships and "rebalancing" in Northeast Asia.
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Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy

Dec 23, 2014
Can the U.S. agree upon and implement a new grand strategy for the 21st Century? And how would it be different from the strategy that served to focus the nation’s foreign policy during the Cold War? In his challenging new book, Barry Posen suggests that “restraint” can serve as the centerpiece of a new American grand strategy. He provides details in this addition of CONTEXT.

Plataforma Democrática on the Integration of Cuba in a Democratic Latin America

Dec 22, 2014
Plataforma Democrática, a Brazil-based discussion forum, released a report following the historic announcement on December 17 by presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro of their decision to normalize the United States-Cuba relations.

Qué armas tiene el Congreso de EE.UU. para frenar el acercamiento a Cuba

Dec 19, 2014
This article looks at how U.S. congressional leaders plan to push back on efforts to normalize relations with Cuba. Program Director Cynthia Arnson is quoted on the resistance of lifting the embargo. This article is in Spanish.
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Coordinating the Global Effort to Counter ISIL: A Conversation with General John Allen

Dec 19, 2014
Retired USMC General John Allen, who now serves as Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, recently visited the Wilson Center to discuss challenges and strategy with Wilson Center President, Jane Harman. Their discussion provides the focus for this edition of REWIND.

Sleepwalking as Nukes Spread

Dec 18, 2014
"And with even the Iranian nuclear talks struggling to hold the spotlight for long, broader nuclear security issues have dropped off the public radar entirely. That’s dangerous in the extreme," writes Jane Harman.

Obama signs off on sanctions against Venezuela

Dec 18, 2014
Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in this article about the sanctions on Venezuela.

Detente Scrambles Political Calculus in Latin America

Dec 18, 2014
Program Director Cynthia Arnson is mentioned in an article about the detente between the United States and Cuba.

As Cuba and U.S. mend ties will Venezuela follow their lead?

Dec 18, 2014
This article looks at how the rapprochement between the United States and Cuba could affect Venezuela, quoting Program Director Cynthia Arnson on the matter.

State Department official: Real improvement in regional security requires ‘new approach’

Dec 17, 2014
This article reviews key discussion points made by panelists during the Latin American Program’s launch event on its recent report on the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI).

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