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Jane Harman on Searching for Common Ground in the State of the Union

Wilson Center President Jane Harman and Sen. Angus King (I-ME) discuss the president's State of the Union speech and where Trump may find common ground on MSNBC's Morning Joe.

 

Unpacking the Belt and Road Initiative: What Is It and Where Is It Going?

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China’s mammoth and globe-girdling infrastructure and trade corridor project, represents one of those rare watershed developments for international affairs—something so big and consequential that it is impossible to ignore, no matter where in the world one might be sitting.

Dispatches: February 2019

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The Month in U.S. - China Relations (January 2019) 中美关系月报

China and the United States are entering the Year of the Pig with tensions left on the table from 2018 and greater challenges emerging in the New Year. In Vancouver, Meng Wanzhou is awaiting her next hearing in the case brought against telecoms giant Huawei by the U.S. Department of Justice. In Washington, former U.S.

Escalating Tensions in Venezuela

Benjamin Gedan discusses the latest news in U.S. relations with Venezuela with Ali Velshi on MSNBC.

Trump Is Achieving His Goal of Being the un-Obama, except on Middle East Wars

How ironic that, halfway through President Donald Trump’s term and as Trump himself has done many times, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted former president Barack Obama as weak and vacillating in his recent speech in Cairo.
 
Why? Because while Trump is Mars and Obama is Venus, they’re alike in one important respect: when it comes to the use of force, especially in the Middle East, both believe the United States should avoid starting new wars and try to get out of old ones. 
 

Has Venezuela Reached a Tipping Point?

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we discuss the escalating political and economic crisis in Venezuela and U.S. recognition of opposition leader Juan Guaidó with Benjamin Gedan, senior adviser to the Wilson Center's Latin American Program and the director of its Argentina Project.

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Taliban Peace Talks: the 'Breakthrough' and the Risk

“It’s remarkable. We shouldn’t mistake a mere framework or roadmap for an actual deal, but let’s face it: until relatively recently, no one really thought that we would be in a position where we could say that we had a blueprint for some type of peace deal,” Michael Kugelman tells France 24. 
 
Still, he says, the future is riddled with risks, both short-term and long.

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