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U.S.-Venezuela Relations and the Path to a Democratic Transition: Cynthia Arnson Testifies before Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Cynthia Arnson, director of the Wilson Center's Latin American Program, testified on U.S.-Venezuela relations before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues. The session was chaired by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and included other panelists: USAID Administrator Mark Green, Special Representative for Venezuela The Honorable Elliott Abrams, and Vice President for the Council of the Americas Eric Farnsworth.

Saudi Arabia: Friend or Foe?

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we speak with David Ottaway, who provides an update on U.S.-Saudi relations five months after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.  Has the relationship further deteriorated and how are Mohammed bin Salman’s internal political and economic reforms proceeding within the kingdom?

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'Steak and Kimchi': Jean Lee on the Start of Trump-Kim 2

What’s unfolding in Hanoi is as dumbfounding as it was in Singapore: the president of the United States sitting down for steak and kimchi with the leader of an enemy state and calling him “my friend.”

There are two ways to look at this: as grand theater designed to give these two leaders the drama and legitimacy they crave, or a historic moment with the potential to transform the long-fractured U.S.-North Korean relationship.

The Implications of Declaring an End to the Korean War

It should be said at the outset that I am very supportive of diplomacy with North Korea. I have written about the dangers of preventive strikes on North Korea and the risk of military escalation, and testified to my support for diplomacy with North Korea before Congress. Yet to support diplomacy is not to support it blind to the risks and costs involved.

Engineering an Endgame in Afghanistan

Last year, Pathways to Change – Pakistan Policy Symposium, a two-day event jointly organized by the Wilson Center and INDUS, convened expert scholars, academics, and practitioners from the United States and Pakistan to explore Pakistan’s recent achievements in economic, political, and foreign affairs as well as its opportunities to address current and future challenges. Speakers and panelists focused on identifying practical, innovative, and above all actionable policy solutions.

Bringing More Stability to a Misunderstood Relationship

Last year, Pathways to Change – Pakistan Policy Symposium, a two-day event jointly organized by the Wilson Center and INDUS, convened expert scholars, academics, and practitioners from the United States and Pakistan to explore Pakistan’s recent achievements in economic, political, and foreign affairs as well as its opportunities to address current and future challenges. Speakers and panelists focused on identifying practical, innovative, and above all actionable policy solutions.

The Way Forward for Pakistan-U.S. Relations: A Pakistani Perspective

Last year, Pathways to Change – Pakistan Policy Symposium, a two-day event jointly organized by the Wilson Center and INDUS, convened expert scholars, academics, and practitioners from the United States and Pakistan to explore Pakistan’s recent achievements in economic, political, and foreign affairs as well as its opportunities to address current and future challenges. Speakers and panelists focused on identifying practical, innovative, and above all actionable policy solutions.

Congressional Night Cap Session: The U.S. Congress and its Role in International Security Policy

Wilson Center Director and Member of the Munich Security Conference Advisory Council Jane Harman moderated a session with Elissa Slotkin, U.S. Representative, Member of the House Committee on Armed Services, Sheila Jackson Lee, U.S. Representative, Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Michael Turner, U.S. Representative, Member of the House Committee on Armed Services, and Chris Coons, U.S. Senator, Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

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