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Can the U.S. Rally Middle Eastern Countries to Halt Iraq Violence?

Jun 23, 2014
Wilson Center Scholar Robin Wright, David Ignatius, Tavis Smiley and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson discuss Secretary of State John Kerry's trip to push the Middle East to address the instability in Iraq.

Iraq’s House of Cards: The Primary Mission

Jun 23, 2014
"The primary American mission is to help rebuild the house of cards that is the Iraqi government—a political challenge almost as daunting as devising a strategy to beat back the alienated Sunni (and other) forces in the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)," writes Robin Wright.

Don't Let ISIS Distract from al Qaeda Threat

Jun 23, 2014
"Even as we work to stabilize the region, we absolutely must keep in mind the end game. For al Qaeda and the rest of the transnational jihadist movement, the brass ring remains a major attack on Western soil," writes Jane Harman.

Latin American Program in the News: "Wave of Central American migrants strains Border Patrol, reducing number of drug busts"

Jun 20, 2014
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson is quoted in this article about the wave of Central American migrants creating an imbalance in Border Patrols thus reducing drug busts.

Latin American Program in the News: As Child Migrants Flood to Border, U.S. Presses Latin America to Act

Jun 20, 2014
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson is quoted on the recent influx on young Central American migrants to the U.S.

Latin American Program in the News: Migrant Return Policy

Jun 19, 2014
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson is quoted on the recent wave of Central American migrants.

Who Lost Iraq?

Jun 18, 2014
"We didn't sign up for nation-building, kept denying that's what we wanted to do, and in the end stopped trying," writes Aaron David Miller.

Latin American Program in News: "Joe Biden iniciará gira por Centroamérica para evitar el éxodo de menores hacia EE.UU."

Jun 18, 2014
Latin American Program director Cynthia J. Arnson is interviewed in this segment about Vice-President Joe Biden's trip to Central America regarding unaccompanied minors traveling to the United States. This video is in Spanish.

Iran and the U.S.: The Enemy of My Enemy

Jun 16, 2014
As Iraq chaos worsens, Washington and Tehran have started using the same language. Robin Wright examines new possibilities for the two countries to work together.

Latin American Program in the News: "Tough Slog for Canada to Change OAS"

Jun 11, 2014
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson is quoted in this article about Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird's call for reforming the Organization of American States.

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