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Deciphering China’s Mixed Signals

Jan 29, 2015
During recent speeches, high-level Chinese officials delivered seemingly contradictory messages about China’s intentions as a world power. Does China intend to challenge the current world order or does it simply want to play its role within the current structure?

5 Takeaways From Obama’s Trip to India

Jan 27, 2015
Now that President Barack Obama has left India, the post-trip analysis can begin. Here are five chief impressions from Michael Kugelman.

US drafts new assistance plan for Central America

Jan 26, 2015
Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in this article on a new assistance plan to Central America.

Fix the Link to Pakistan, Bond With India

Jan 23, 2015
"President Obama, who is visiting India this weekend, and India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, have both described their countries as natural partners. That may be true. But they cannot achieve a deep and strategic partnership until the United States deals more forthrightly with Pakistan, New Delhi’s neighbor and nemesis," writes Michael Kugelman.

Obama in India: 4 Reasons to Keep Expectations in Check

Jan 23, 2015
President Barack Obama‘s upcoming three-day visit to India aims to build on the momentum of Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s week-long visit to the U.S. in September–a trip flush with soaring rhetoric and goodwill. But don’t expect substantive outcomes. Here are four reasons why.

At Risk of Fragmenting, Yemen Poses Dangers to U.S.

Jan 23, 2015
"The latest Yemeni crisis raises the prospect of yet another Arab country where the United States faces rising dangers but has no strong partners amid a landscape of sectarian violence," writes Public Policy Scholar Robert Worth.

Glued to TVs, Cubans Cheer U.S. Talks

Jan 23, 2015
Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in this article on the progress of U.S.-Cuba relations.
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Indian Prime Minister Modi to Welcome Obama for Second Time

Jan 22, 2015
President Barack Obama will become the first sitting U.S. President to visit India twice when he arrives under heavy security next week. He will also become the first U.S. President to be honored as Chief Guest during the annual Republic Day celebration. But the trip will be more than ceremonial, as President Obama and his counterpart Prime Minister Modi are likely to hold comprehensive talks on the entire gamut of bilateral issues in search of ways to enhance cooperation. In this episode of NOW, Michael Kugelman tells us what to expect from this important meeting.

Los Efectos de los Diálogos Cuba - EEUU

Jan 22, 2015
Cynthia Arnson is interviewed by Noticias Caracol regarding the Cuba-U.S. talks. This interview is in Spanish.

O que os EUA esperam de visita a Cuba?

Jan 21, 2015
Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in this article about the visit of a U.S. delegation to Cuba. This article is in Portuguese.

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