U.S. Foreign Policy News

Mr. Ghani Goes to Washington

Mar 19, 2015
"Ghani may have many friends in Washington, both inside and outside government. Ultimately, however, it is his friends (and some foes) back in Afghanistan whom he will need to lean on if the country’s many challenges are to be overcome," writes Michael Kugelman.

Will Museum Terrorist Attack Derail Tunisia’s Transition to Democracy?

Mar 19, 2015
"The only thing that’s certain now is that if the Western world and Persian Gulf states do not help Tunisia tackle its unemployment and the sociological malaise of the younger generation, things there will grow worse before there is any hope of improvement," writes Haleh Esfandiari and Jason Brodsky.

3 diplomatic hot spots: Iran, Venezuela and Cuba

Mar 16, 2015
Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in an article on U.S. diplomatic relations with Venezuela.

The Risks in Negotiating With Syria’s Assad

Mar 15, 2015
"Secretary of State John Kerry’s comments Sunday that the Obama administration is considering negotiating with the Assad regime to achieve a political settlement in Syria is less stunning news than an acknowledgement that U.S. policy toward Syria has failed," writes Aaron David Miller.

Directora del Programa Latinoamericano del Wilson Center: "Las sanciones de EE.UU. a Venezuela han tenido un efecto contraproducente"

Mar 15, 2015
Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is interviewed by La Tercera on the effects of the U.S. sanctions on Venezuela. This interview is in Spanish.

U.S. sanctions against Venezuela leaves country's lucrative oil industry untouched

Mar 11, 2015
Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in an article on the growing tensions between the U.S. and Venezuela.

Startups cubanas de tecnología: “Las personas están ansiosas por trabajar”

Mar 11, 2015
The Director of the Latin American Program, Cynthia Arnson, is quoted in an article on U.S.-Cuba relations. This article is in Spanish.

U.S. sanctions against Venezuela leaves country's lucrative oil industry untouched

Mar 11, 2015
Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in an article on the rising tensions between the United States and Venezuela.

In Iran, a Range of Reactions to Netanyahu’s Speech and Nuclear Talks

Mar 05, 2015
"Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s unrelenting condemnation of the nuclear agreement being negotiated with Iran was received with ovations in Congress and by audiences at AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby. In Iran, however, the response has been more varied and more nuanced," writes Haleh Esfandiari.

5 Reasons to Think a U.S.-Iran Deal May Be Near

Mar 05, 2015
Unless you are on the inside and in touch with the rhythm of the talks, it’s tough to assess matters accurately, but here are five reasons to think a deal may be closer than ever according to Aaron David Miller.

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