U.S. Policy

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 07:25
The agreement allows the two countries to engage in joint training to combat transnational criminal organizations. The pact also regulates the actions of U.S. personnel in the Caribbean nation related to visits, training, exercises, humanitarian efforts, and other activities mutually agreed upon by the countries.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 07:16
Senate Democrats on Tuesday unexpectedly challenged the Obama administration's plan to pour $1 billion into Central America to try to slow the flow of unaccompanied minors and others who enter the United States illegally.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 07:04
The top watchdog for U.S. efforts to stabilize Afghanistan is seeking details on the prospective size of Afghan security forces, at a time when the Obama administration is reportedly considering slowing the removal of U.S. troops from that war-torn country. Newly sworn in Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter visited Afghanistan Saturday to assess the situation there.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 06:34

Agenda: House Committee on Armed Services hearing regarding U.S. policy and strategy in Afghanistan post-2014.


General John Campbell, USA
Commander of Operation Resolute Support and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan


Monday, February 23, 2015 - 13:12

The Obama Administration announced in January 2015 a $1 billion package of assistance to Central America. Will this assistance help address the “perfect storm” of violence, impunity, corruption, drug violence, and militarization that we saw in Honduras?

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 06:16
Controversy is flaring over the six Guantanamo detainees taken in by Uruguay for resettlement, with even the man who pushed through the plan, President Jose Mujica, seeming to criticize them for lacking a work ethic.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 06:46
Despite the pressure exerted on Azerbaijan by the United States, Washington will not find a better ally in the region. A visit to Baku of the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland confirmed this fact. The stick and the carrot policy is the most favorite one in U.S. foreign policy, but if this method does not work, as, for example with Azerbaijan, Washington prefers to nego
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 07:38
Argentina wants the United States to help it get to the bottom of a deadly 1994 bombing at the heart of a current political scandal by including the crime in the U.S. nuclear talks with Iran, its foreign minister said on Tuesday.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 06:45
After a U.S. Congressional committee held a hearing critically examining U.S.-Azerbaijan relations, Azerbaijan's parliament responded with a retaliatory event of its own, accusing the U.S. of ignoring Baku's strategic cooperation with Washington.
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 06:12
A long-awaited revival of U.S.-Cuban relations following the Obama Administration’s gradual easing of the half-century embargo against Cuba has kick-started a modest dialogue surrounding the normalization of economic relations between the two countries. While it is certainly an impediment to an agenda on any U.S.-Cuban relations, the economic embargo is not the only factor that inhibits a diplomatic rapprochement. Another long-standing obstacle in the contentious relationship between Washington and Havana that fuels the simmering indignation among Cuban authorities is the continued U.S. occupation of Guantanamo.