American Enterprise Institute

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 05:09
President Obama’s recent pledge of $450 million to support Colombia’s peace process (dubbed “Paz Colombia”) is a significant political boost. However, it is a drop in the bucket in terms of what that South American country will need to demobilize and resettle guerrillas and develop swaths of territory isolated by 50 years of armed conflict.
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 06:22
This has been a pivotal year for Colombia’s negotiations with the narcoguerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).In the past year, the talks went from what the government’s chief negotiator Humberto de la Calle described in July as its “worst moment,” to President Juan Manuel Santos saying just this week that “we have never been so close to peace,” alluding to a breakthrough on the issue of reparations for the conflict’s victims.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 06:18
It is tragic that the leaders of neighboring Latin American and the Caribbean nations have chosen to ignore the very real and very dangerous turmoil in Venezuela. US policymakers may finally recognize that they do not have that option.
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 06:34
A “peace delegate” from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) was among the 27 guerrillas killed in a May 22nd airstrike by the Colombian Air Force, authorities confirmed Wednesday. President Juan Manuel Santos ordered the strike on a FARC camp in southwest Colombia in retaliation for a mid-April ambush that killed or wounded nearly three dozen soldiers.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 06:56
The al Houthis, an armed Yemeni opposition group, seized parts of the capital and pressured the Yemeni government to concede to a list of demands, including the resignation of the cabinet. Events in Yemen this weekend underscored one of the many weaknesses of the so-called “Yemen model.” The US strategy to counter Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) relies on a counterterrorism partner in the Yemeni government to combat the group, and direct military operations—targeted airstrikes—to degrade AQAP’s leadership. The model, replicated in Somalia, now also serves as a starting point for a counter-Islamic State strategy in Iraq and Syria, but its success remains limited.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 08:54
Although Bahraini security officials argue that Bahraini Shi'ite opposition leaders are under Iran's influence, the Shi'ites reject this notion, claiming that they are seeking to reverse discrimination and obtain social equality with Sunnis.
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 07:59
Lasconjarias assesses the effectiveness of NATO allied land forces as, at best, mixed.
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 11:56
Dennis Ross testifies in front of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to advocate against cutting of aid to Egypt in response to the military's assertion of power.
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 08:10
Frederick Kagan testifies in front of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade to discuss the growing threat posed by al-Qaeda's regional affiliates.
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 08:04
Katherine Zimmerman of the American Enterprise Institute testifies in front of the House Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism. She discusses the role of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in a larger Al Qaeda network that is structurally very different from its network ten years prior.