Foreign Policy In Focus

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 06:22
It’s time to hold Iraq accountable, and, at a minimum, condition further military aid to the Iraqi government on its progress in advancing political reconciliation efforts that address the grievances of marginalized Iraqis, especially those in Sunni-majority areas.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 07:14
Contrary to what one might expect, U.S. military aid doesn’t produce willing, cooperative, or effective security partners. Instead, it incentivizes bad behavior and drives the sources of terrorism: corruption, violence, and poor governance. Unwittingly, this policy is creating its own enemies.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 06:59
Otto Pérez Molina started his rise to power during a U.S.-backed dirty war. The uprising against impunity that brought him down has been waiting in the wings ever since.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 00:00
Washington's pursuit of trade with Colombia -- encapsulated by the recent U.S.-Colombia free-trade agreement -- is abetting human rights abuses and marginalizing Colombian activists.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 00:00
The country of Colombia offers a case study of much that bedevils U.S. policy toward a still-troubled region.
Friday, April 8, 2011 - 00:00
At the same time that the police and the Honduran army were brutally repressing popular protests of teachers, students, and resistance members for the sixth day in a row, Julissa Reynoso was greeting Honduran President Porfirio Lobo at the presidential pa
Friday, March 25, 2011 - 00:00
What might have been a high-profile trip heralding a new U.S. partnership with Latin America based on equity and mutual interests turned out to confirm the same old top-down approach.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 00:00
Two years is long enough to determine if the "New Trade Policy for America," introduced by the Democrats in 2007 to incorporate labor and environmental standards into FTAs, is more of the same old, same old.
Friday, November 19, 2010 - 00:00
In the end, the United States has enough leverage to temper the intensifying relationship between Latin American powers and Iran.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 00:00
The likely outcome of Tuesday's vote on Prop 19 is too close to call. But regardless of the final results, the genie has been let out of the bottle.