U.S. Politics News

Every American Muslim's Fear After the Boston Bombing

Apr 22, 2013
The Tsarnaev brothers are Muslim. They are homegrown jihadists. But careful, writes Wilson Center Fellow Charles King, are these terrorists really any different from Adam Lanza and other mass murderers?

The Boston Bombing Suspects and The Caucasus

Apr 22, 2013
So far the links between the horrors in Boston and the distant region of the North Caucasus are tenuous. The operative comparison in the coming days may not be with bearded jihadists fighting in the forests of the North Caucasus but rather with homegrown American terrorists radicalized by the internet and misguided youthful ardor. We must all wait for the facts to come out, writes Charles King in the Wall Street Journal.

Bombing Suspect: Civilian or Enemy Combatant?

Apr 22, 2013
With the Boston bombing suspect now in custody, how do we balance his constitutional protections as a U.S. citizen with the need to get intelligence on other possible threats? Jane Harman debated this question with a panel on Fox News Sunday.

Not Your Average Chechen Jihadis

Apr 22, 2013
Ever since the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing were identified as ethnic Chechens, the national conversation about the incident seemed to focus on the connection between the violence and Chechnya. In this op-ed from Foreign Affairs, Charles King describes various implications of the brother's Chechen background.

Latin American Program in the News: Nicolas Maduro is sworn in as Venezuelan president after disputed vote

Apr 22, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson remarks on how politically divided Venezuela finds itself after its recent elections, which may have profound repercussions on Maduro's ability to govern the country effectively.

Latin American Program in the News: Crece la inseguridad en todo el continente

Apr 19, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson weighs in on the lack of security in Venezuela and discusses how, despite significants reductions in poverty and inequality, insecurity has spiked dramatically in this South American country. (In Spanish)

Latin American Program in the News: Chavez Heir to Be Sworn in as Vote Dispute Roils Investors

Apr 19, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson remarked on how Maduro’s narrow victory margin will give him little room for maneuver to address accelerating inflation, sparse supermarket shelves and slowing growth.

How Geography Explains the United States

Apr 19, 2013
National security in the U.S. has been a topic widely discussed after the explosions in Boston. Aaron David Miller explains how the geography of the U.S. -- with "non-predatory neighbors to its north and south and fish to its east and west" -- has shaped American politics and values throughout its history.

Latin American Program in the News: “La proclamación de Maduro fue imprudente”, EE.UU.

Apr 18, 2013
This article highlights an event in which Director Cynthia J. Arnson participated as a moderator, entitled "Foro Colombia: el papel emergente de Colombia en el mundo." (In Spanish)

Latin American Program in the News: Venezuelan Election's Winged Endorsement

Apr 15, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson remarks on the use of references to Chávez by Maduro as a way to shore up support for himself and validate his own legitimacy within chavismo.

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