Friday, February 6, 2015

[RED DEMOCRATICA] Falling Oil Prices, Arms to Ukraine, and U.S.-Mexico Border


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Falling Oil Prices
Falling Oil Prices: Changing Implications for Global Producers Gold Angle

As the price of oil continues to fall, the Wilson Center's Regional and Global Energy Series convened an expert global panel assembled from Russia, Colombia, Canada, Iran, and Nigeria, to discuss the economic and political repercussions of depressed energy prices, as well as the effects of the lower prices on competitiveness and investment.

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U.S. Arms to Ukraine?

U.S. Arms to Ukraine: Tipping the Balance?

The United States is now considering sending defensive weapons to help arm Ukrainian forces in their fight against pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine. Would such a step help Ukraine resist the aggression or further escalate the war? In this podcast, four experts in the U.S and Ukraine analyze this potentially decisive moment in U.S and Russian relations.

U.S. Mexico Border The U.S.-Mexico Border Economy in Transition

A new report, "The U.S.-Mexico Border Economy in Transition" details day-to-day life and commerce along the border, and provides recommendations to strengthen competitiveness. In this interview, Chris Wilson describes the best ideas emerging from the year-long project.

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Rethinking Hostage Policies In An Era Of Violent Extremism (NPR)

Robin Wright appears on the Diane Rehm Show on NPR.

The Significance of Hard-Liners’ Criticism of Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif (The Wall Street Journal)

Haleh Esfandiari writes about Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and John Kerry’s controversial stroll in Geneva during a break in nuclear negotiations.

The Pressing Need to Define U.S. Arctic Interests (The National Interest)

David Biette writes about the need to develop Arctic Policy.

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