U.S. Foreign Policy News

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.

Latin American Program in the News: Guerrilla Leader's Rise To Power In El Salvador Not Expected To Alter Relations With U.S.

Mar 14, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson comments on the relationship between El Salvador and the U.S. in this article about the new El Salvadoran President and the alterations to U.S.-Salvadoran relations that his ascension may cause.

Latin American Program in the News: A qué se debe el cambio de tono de EE.UU. con Venezuela

Mar 13, 2014
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson was quoted in this article about US policy towards the crisis in Venezuela. This article is in Spanish.

Aaron David Miller Discusses Ukraine Crisis Misconceptions

Mar 12, 2014
"Putin is angry, he's riled up. He wanted to demonstrate the fact that you cannot take the Russians for granted. And he moved into Crimea and there was nothing -- unless we were prepared to go to war and risk a nuclear standoff or confrontation with the Russians -- that we could really do about it," Aaron David Miller said on Fox News.

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