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February 27, 2018

Venezuela
People cross over the Simon Bolivar international bridge to Colombia from San Antonio del Tachira. Venezuela's Neighbors Can't Wait for Uncle Sam

Venezuela’s refugee crisis is metastasizing. According to the United Nations, 5,000 Venezuelans have fled to Curacao, 20,000 to Aruba, 30,000 to Brazil, 40,000 to Trinidad and Tobago, and more than 6…

January 26, 2018

United States
Trump State of the Union Ten Facts About the State of the Union Address

President Donald Trump is set to deliver his first official State of the Union address Tuesday night at 9 p.m. The White House has not revealed the details of the speech yet, but it will likely hit m…

December 2, 2010

Defense and Security
monroe-doctrine-post TWE Remembers: The Monroe Doctrine

The Monroe Doctrine was first announced on this day in 1823.  While most Americans have heard of this most famous of foreign policy doctrines, few know that it was born as a bluff based on shrewd dip…

September 18, 2017

United States
Air Force Birthday The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 70th Birthday Today

The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 70 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …

December 6, 2010

United States
roosevelt-corollary TWE Remembers: The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine

Last week marked the anniversary of the Monroe Doctrine.  Today marks the anniversary of the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine.  Although presented at the time as an extension of what Monroe…

June 6, 2017

Intelligence
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management  gives out security clearances to government employee and contractors. Why I Have Nothing to Say About the NSA Leak

Emails from reporters started coming in last night. Could I comment on the leaked National Security Agency (NSA) report on Russian interference in the election?  The short answer was no. The re…

February 20, 2017

Elections and Voting
The Presidential Seal in the White House in Washington TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-four men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enough…

January 25, 2017

China
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto walk out after finishing a press conference at the Los Pinos residence in Mexico City, Mexico, August 31, 2016 (Reuters/Henry Romero). Open Questions about Latin American Relations During the Trump Administration

We know very little about who will run Western Hemisphere affairs under the Trump administration. So far, the only named appointees are Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and National Security Co…

August 26, 2014

Europe and Eurasia
A Moment of Truth for Europe’s Foreign Policy

The upcoming decision on a new foreign policy chief offers the EU a chance to mount a vigorous response to the threats posed by conflicts in Ukraine and the Mideast, says expert Sir Michael Leigh.

February 27, 2018

United States
Play The White House The Foreign Policy Legacy of the Founding Fathers

Speakers discuss the founding of the United States, the priorities and goals debated during the framing of the U.S. Constitution, and what eighteenth century politics can teach us about modern U.S. f…