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News Roundup: U.S., Israeli and Arab Media React to Trump's "Deal of the Century"

On Tuesday January 28, President Donald Trump invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political opponent Benny Gantz  to the White House to announce the details of the “Deal of the Century,” the presidents moniker for the peace plan more than three years in the making under the supervision of his son-in-law, Jared Kershner. Today the U.S.

Sanctions Against Russia: Successes, Failures, and Future Prospects

Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the beginning of the war in Donbas in 2014, international sanctions have been a key instrument in exerting pressure on the Russian government to end the conflict. However, the current sanctions regime is plagued by a number of flaws and is in need of improvement. Vasyl Filipchuk and Anastacia Galouchka will analyze current sanctions, future prospects, and how the application of sanctions against Russia can be improved going forward in the context of their new report. The Latvian Ambassador to Ukraine H.E.

Report Launch | The Environmental Dimensions of Sustainable Recovery: Q&A with Ken Conca and Anita van Breda

Recognizing the need to address environmental challenges in the wake of war and disaster, American University’s School of International Service and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) joined together to launch the project “Environmental Dimensions of Sustainable Recovery: Learning from Post-Conflict and Disaster Response Experience.” As representatives of a leading conservation NGO (World Wildlife Fund) and a professional graduate school with extensive expertise in environment, development, and conflict resolution (American University’s School of International Service), Anita van Breda and Ken Conc

Ukraine Quarterly Digest: October–December 2019


The end of the 2019 was an intense period in Ukraine. On the one hand, political scandals cast a shadow on the new administration’s efforts to move forward on its campaign promises. On the other hand, President Zelenskyy and his team achieved some progress on war-related issues and in Ukraine-Russia relations. This has somewhat eased the situation in the Donbas. A second prisoner exchange took place, and a new gas war was prevented through a last-minute agreement with Russia.



A Conversation with the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere

Latin America has leapfrogged to the top of the U.S. foreign policy agenda in recent months, with protests erupting in Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Colombia; persistent migration from Central America; security challenges in Mexico; and a political and economic crisis in Venezuela with significant effects on its neighbors. In Congress, lawmakers from both parties have taken leading roles in addressing U.S.