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December 15, 2016

Americas
Latin America’s Wide-Open Electoral Season

Half of the eighteen nations of Central and South America will hold presidential elections over the next two years.[1] The number of elections is not unprecedented, but the degree of uncertainty is, …

July 28, 2016 (Reuters/Guadalupe Pardo).

May 11, 2018

Russia
John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture With Michael McFaul

Michael McFaul provides an insider’s perspective on Russia during his time as U.S. ambassador, including his analysis of Russia’s foreign policy from the end of the cold war to the presidency of Vlad…

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June 18, 2015

Vatican City
How to Read Pope Francis on the Environment

The pope’s encyclical on the environment carries a profoundly religious message about care for the earth, wedded to a new call for activism, say religious scholars Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim.

April 23, 2018

Iran
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on U.S.-Iran Relations

Minister Zarif discusses U.S.-Iran relations, regional politics in the Middle East, and the future of the Iran nuclear deal. 

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May 28, 2015

Israel
Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the Question of Hamas, Gaza, and Israel

Amnesty International has just issued a report on human rights violations by Hamas in Gaza during last year’s conflict between Hamas and Israel.  It has garnered a great deal of attention, in part be…

January 31, 2018

NAFTA
NAFTA and the Future of U.S.-Canada Relations

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland discusses the ongoing negotiations of NAFTA, and how the future of the trade agreement will influence U.S.-Canada relations.

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December 6, 2017

United States
Building a Foreign Policy Response

This panel examines what foreign policy responses are at the United States’ disposal to respond to Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election, and how it could learn from countries that have fac…

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November 16, 2012

Foreign Aid
Question of the Week: U.S. Foreign Aid and the Election

What does the election mean for U.S. foreign aid? Question of the Week posts review important questions and controversies in global development by providing background information and links to a ful…

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December 3, 2012

Cuba
Alan Gross Begins His Fourth Year in a Cuban Prison

Alan Gross begins his fourth year in a Cuban prison tomorrow, having been jailed on December 3, 2009.  The State Department issued a good statement:   Tomorrow Alan Gross will begin his fourth ye…

July 17, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
A Conversation With Mohammad Javad Zarif

Foreign Minister Zarif discusses current developments in the Middle East.

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