U.S. Foreign Policy

Commentary on the Release of American Detainees from North Korea

The release of the three Americans detained in North Korea is good news for their families, first and foremost. Tony Kim, who was detained in April 2017, will get to see a grandchild for the first time, a baby born to his son while he was held in a North Korean prison on suspicion of committing “hostile acts.”

Wilson Center Experts Offer Critical Insight on Iran Nuclear Deal

Following President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, Wilson Center experts with  deep knowledge of nuclear negotiations, Iran and regional dynamics, and U.S. foreign policy are available for interviews and briefings.

Contact Ryan McKenna, Media Relations Manager, at (202) 691-4217 or ryan.mckenna@wilsoncenter.org.

Decision Point: Iran, the Nuclear Deal, and Regional Stability

President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement will have far reaching implications for U.S. policy; the trans-Atlantic alliance; non-proliferation efforts; and even on regional stability -- particularly in the Israeli-Lebanese-Iranian-Syrian arena. Indeed, those implications may go far in defining the U.S. posture in the region for years to come.

Four veteran analysts and policy advisers on the Middle East assessed the implications of the president’s decision, including on U.S. foreign policy in the region at large.

Confronting the Iranian Challenge: Jane Harman Testifies Before House Foreign Affairs Committee

Ahead of President Trump’s looming deadline for certification of the Iran nuclear deal, Jane Harman testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the strategy and the stakes. 


The Month in U.S. - China Relations (April 2018) 中美关系月报

Last April, following his meeting with Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago, President Trump told a group of journalists that, “I like him and I believe he likes me a lot.” During the same summit, President Trump authorized an air strike on Syria.