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June 14, 2011

Politics and Government
Congresswoman  Michele Bachmann speaks at a rally on Capitol Hill on March 31, 2011. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) Campaign 2012: Hello Michele Bachmann, GOP Presidential Candidate

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann speaks at a rally on Capitol Hill on March 31, 2011. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) Michele Bachmann made some news at last night’s rather sedate GOP presidential …

November 30, 2016

United States
Brazil's President Michel Temer looks on during a news conference at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia Michel Temer’s Shrinking Presidency

When he officially became president three months ago, Michel Temer’s game plan was simple and bold: in the roughly eighteen months before the 2018 presidential campaign ramped up, he would undertake …

November 8, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012 Roundup: Bachmann on Foreign Policy Campaign 2012 Roundup: Bachmann on Foreign Policy

Michele Bachmann arrives to speak at the state capitol in Phoenix. (Eric Thayer/courtesy Reuters) Michele Bachmann gave The Street a video interview on foreign policy. She says that her ultimate for…

May 20, 2016

Defense and Security
Play Flournoy Photo for Website.jpg A Conversation with Michele Flournoy

From mass migration, to violent extremism, to climate change, the next U.S. administration will face daunting threats to global stability and U.S. national security interests. The nature of these cha…

April 17, 2013

Defense and Security
A Conversation with Michele Flournoy

Michèle Flournoy discusses U.S. defense policy and strategy as well as broader international security challenges.

November 18, 2011

Elections and Voting
U.S. Republican presidential candidate and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann waves to supporters from her bus after winning the Iowa Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa, August 13, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young Campaign 2012 Roundup: Cain on "Readers," Bachmann on "MANPADS," Huntsman on Iran

Michele Bachmann waves to supporters from her campaign bus. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters) No major developments to report from the campaign trail. Herman Cain continues to field questions about wheth…

November 11, 2011

Elections and Voting
U.S. Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (C) and Texas Governor Rick Perry stand on stage before the start of the Reagan Centennial GOP presidential primary debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California September 7, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Campaign 2012 Roundup: Bachmann on Foreign Policy, Perry on Iran, Pundits on Romney

Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry on stage at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. (Mario Anzuoni/courtesy Reuters) Protestors disrupted Michele Bachmann’s major foreign policy speech …

November 17, 2011

Elections and Voting
Republican candidate for U.S. president Herman Cain makes an appearance at iconic Cuban restaurant ’Versailles’ in the Little Havana neighborhood in Miami, Florida November 16, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Skippe Campaign 2012 Roundup: Cain and "Cuban," Obama and "Lazy," Bachmann and "Fear"

Herman Cain makes an appearance at the iconic Cuban restaurant 'Versailles' in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Florida on November 16, 2011. (Joe Skippe/courtesy Reuters) Herman C…

April 27, 2018

Venezuela
Venezuela's Oil Minister and President of the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA Manuel Quevedo attends the event launching the new Venezuelan cryptocurrency "Petro" in Caracas, Venezuela February 20, 2018. Why Oil Sanctions Against Venezuela No Longer Make Sense

This post is co-written by David R. Mares, the Institute of the Americas chair for Inter-American Affairs and professor for political science at the University of California San Diego and the Baker I…

April 25, 2018

Cuba
Tightening the Screws on Cuba

Several weeks ago I wrote an "Expert Brief" for the Council on Foreign Relations titled "Time to Tighten the Screws on Cuba?" There I argued that the one-sided and unfortunate concessions the Obama a…