U.S. Foreign Policy News

U.S. sanctions against Venezuela leaves country's lucrative oil industry untouched

Mar 11, 2015
Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in an article on the growing tensions between the U.S. and Venezuela.

Startups cubanas de tecnología: “Las personas están ansiosas por trabajar”

Mar 11, 2015
The Director of the Latin American Program, Cynthia Arnson, is quoted in an article on U.S.-Cuba relations. This article is in Spanish.

U.S. sanctions against Venezuela leaves country's lucrative oil industry untouched

Mar 11, 2015
Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in an article on the rising tensions between the United States and Venezuela.

In Iran, a Range of Reactions to Netanyahu’s Speech and Nuclear Talks

Mar 05, 2015
"Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s unrelenting condemnation of the nuclear agreement being negotiated with Iran was received with ovations in Congress and by audiences at AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby. In Iran, however, the response has been more varied and more nuanced," writes Haleh Esfandiari.

5 Reasons to Think a U.S.-Iran Deal May Be Near

Mar 05, 2015
Unless you are on the inside and in touch with the rhythm of the talks, it’s tough to assess matters accurately, but here are five reasons to think a deal may be closer than ever according to Aaron David Miller.
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Bargaining on Nuclear Tests: Washington and its Cold War Deals

Feb 26, 2015
What can the past tell us about the likely outcome of current bargaining with Iran over its nuclear program? With negotiations ongoing, we spoke with Israeli scholar, Ori Rabinowitz, about the historical context for such dealings. She provides insights from past nuclear negotiations and how they might inform the current talks. Her book on the subject is titled, “Bargaining on Nuclear Tests: Washington and its Cold War Deals.” That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

US pressures Cuba to turn over fugitives

Feb 25, 2015
Latin American Program Associate Director, Eric Olson, is quoted in this article on U.S.-Cuba relations and the return of American fugitives in Cuba.

Cuba’s Tech Start-up Sector: ‘People Are Hungry to Work’

Feb 24, 2015
Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in this article on the impact of U.S.-Cuba negotiations on technology and the economy.

Don't Doubt the Ceasefire

Feb 22, 2015
"Even if the second Minsk agreement falls through­—and it likely will sometime this year—it stands a good chance of ending the fighting in Ukraine. Those who doubt that, because of how abruptly the first one collapsed, misinterpret the contexts in which the two agreements were made," writes Michael Kofman.

Presidents Obama, Bush Sound a Lot Alike on Countering Islamic Extremism

Feb 20, 2015
"Despite the partisan squabbles in Washington, President Barack Obama’s recent speeches on countering extremism could have been given by a Democrat or a Republican," writes Robin Wright.

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