U.S. Politics News

Virtual Packs of Lone Wolves

Feb 28, 2014
Lone wolf terrorism is on the rise and online tools are making it easier. Fellow Gabriel Weimann, who has conducted a 15-year study on the impact of the Internet on terrorism, discusses the trend, its causes, and ways to track the lone wolf before an attack.

A Conversation with Jeh Johnson

Feb 28, 2014
This episode of REWIND features Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

Jane Harman Discusses Government Surveillance on "Real Time With Bill Maher"

Feb 26, 2014
Jane Harman was a guest on "Real Time With Bill Maher" to discuss issues in American politics including the minimum wage, intelligence and surveillance, and terrorism. "We should win the argument with the kid trying to strap on the suicide vest. That's the right way to do it," Harman said.

It's Iran, Stupid

Feb 14, 2014
"Yet there is one reason for the president's caution that he almost never mentions -- and it may be one of the most compelling. Not surprisingly, it is derivative of Obama's most important foreign-policy objective in the Middle East: a nuclear deal with Iran," writes Aaron David Miller.

Latin American Program in the News: "¿El Plan Colombia II?"

Feb 03, 2014
In this article about a proposal for a "Plan Colombia II" created by Senator Juan Fernando Cristo, the president of the Colombian Congress, Latin American Program Director is quoted about U.S. aid in El Salvador pre- and post-conflict. This article is in Spanish.

Government Task Force Recommends NSA Stop Collecting Phone Records

Jan 23, 2014
Jane Harman was interviewed on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" regarding the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board's new report, which called the NSA's data collection program illegal. "My own view was and still is that the program is constitutional, but that’s only one piece. The second piece is, politically does it make sense, and in terms of US security, to have a program which is creating so much dissension in our own country?" Harman said.

CfA: Sixth Annual European Summer School on Cold War History

Jan 23, 2014
The Sixth Annual European Summer School on Cold War History is now accepting applications. It will be held at the Università di Trento from 4-6 September 2014.

Future Terrorists

Jan 07, 2014
We need to build bridges to those most vulnerable to radicalization, writes Jane Harman in The Los Angeles Times.

The Federal Reserve System: Woodrow Wilson's Most Important Achievement?

Dec 19, 2013
Many people think of Woodrow Wilson’s legacy exclusively in terms of foreign policy. But his domestic achievements should not be overlooked. Economist Kent Hughes says that creation of the Federal Reserve System may be at the top of the list when it comes to evaluating Wilson’s presidency and legacy.

NAFTA at 20: Success, Failure, or Something In Between?

Dec 19, 2013
It was going to change the world. Some said for the better and others for the worse. As we observe the 20th Anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), we offer three perspectives (Canada, Mexico, US) on its successes, failures, and implications for future trade agreements.

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