U.S. Foreign Policy News

Amidst Crises at Home, Mexico Should Deepen Cooperation with the United States

Jan 05, 2015
As Presidents Barack Obama and Enrique Peña Nieto prepare to meet tomorrow in Washington, DC, Senior Associate Christopher Wilson discusses three main issues that should be on the agenda.

What Will Obama & EPN Discuss?

Jan 05, 2015
As Presidents Barack Obama and Enrique Peña Nieto prepare to meet tomorrow, January 6, 2015, in Washington, D.C., Andrew Selee discusses four critical issues on the bilateral agenda.

A changed context favors better US–Brazil relations as President Rousseff begins second term

Jan 01, 2015
As President Dilma Rousseff takes on her second term in office, confronted with various domestic challenges, prospect for Brazil-US relations are favorable.

Analysis of President Obama’s announcement regarding the release of Alan Gross and the future of U.S.-Cuba relations

Dec 31, 2014
The announcement by President Obama of the release of U.S. contractor Alan Gross together with a long-imprisoned intelligence asset is welcome news. Their incarceration, along with the even greater numbers of Cubans who have been jailed in Cuba for trying to exercise their rights to freedom of speech and assembly, has long been a stumbling block in the relationship.

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.

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