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The Pivot to Asia: Are the EU and the US Partners or Competitors?

The Obama Administration has spoken of a “pivot” or “rebalance” toward Asia as a foreign policy priority. But the U.S. is not alone in turning its sites toward the Pacific. The European Union continues to focus more and more on the Asian continent as well. Does the pivot present an opportunity for the EU and U.S. to draw upon shared values and a history of cooperation as they engage China and other Asian nations? Or will we see increased competition as both seek to benefit from the economic opportunities the region presents?

Jane Harman Discusses the Eric Garner Case and Failed Attempt to Rescue Luke Sommers

Jane Harman appeared on Fox News Sunday as part of two panel discussions: one on race issues following the decision not to indict any officers in the death of Eric Garner, and another on the failed attempt to rescue American journalist Luke Somers.

Authorization for Use of Military Force: Will Congress Step Up to the Plate?

While the role of the U.S. military has expanded and evolved as ISIL’s capabilities change, U.S. policies have not. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), and others inside and outside of government, believe that Congress needs to debate and outline a new military policy and ultimately vote on a new Authorization for Use of Military Force. That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.

Iran Nuclear Negotiations Deadline Approaches: Deal or No Deal?

With the latest deadline approaching, P5+1 and Iranian negotiators are attempting to make headway on a long awaited deal over Iran’s nuclear program. Is a deal possible or likely? What will it take to reach a compromise? And if talks break down, what are the consequences? Robert Litwak has been following the story and provides an overview of the possibilities in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

From the Velvet Revolution to Putin’s Russia: Is the Need for “Free Media” Greater Than Ever?

In this Context interview, A. Ross Johnson and Nenad Pejic reflect on the decline of independent media and the attempt to fill the information deficit in nations across the globe.

President Obama’s China Trip: A Preview of What to Expect

A range of issues and events in Europe and the Middle East have prevented the Obama Administration from fully committing to its proposed “rebalance” to the Asia-Pacific region. But beginning next week when he travels to the region, the President will have another opportunity to put relations with China and other regional partners in the spotlight. Kissinger Institute Director Robert Daly provides a preview of the trip in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

Can America Have (and Does It Want) Another Great President?

Universal agreement on those American Presidents that have achieved “greatness” yields a short list. Most will agree on Washington, Lincoln, and FDR… but then the debate begins in earnest. In his new book, “The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President,” Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar Aaron David Miller provides a challenging analysis of the nature of presidential leadership and what is required for a chief executive to attain that status. Miller previews the book in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

Supply and Demand: The Present and Future of U.S. Energy Policy

In this Context interview, Daniel Poneman, Deputy Secretary of Energy, spoke on U.S. energy needs and the policies designed to meet them.

Jane Harman on Face the Nation

"Our counter narrative against ISIL is what is going to win the day. If we don't win the argument, we, the coalition of forty, are never going to prevail against the extremists." says Jane Harman.

Which Boots on the Ground Can We Trust?

"I do think boots on the ground are necessary to achieve the mission... but the face of the boots on the ground ought to be a Muslim face from the region," says Jane Harman in this interview on Morning Joe.