Program News

CEF Quoted for Des Moines Register's "Eight Solutions to China Food Security"

October 30, 2014
How will China ensure a safe, secure food supply with its continuous economic and population growth? The Des Moines Register interviewed CEF Associate, Susan Chan Shifflett, and put forward eight solutions to China Food security.

Global Anti-Semitism Rising: What About Iran?

October 28, 2014
Recently, the Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Middle East Forum and the Rabin Chair Forum of George Washington University hosted a meeting on “The Rise of Global Anti-Semitism.” And while there is much bad news to report, Roya Hakakian, a Fellow at the Wilson Center reports that attitudes in Iran may be different than what many would suspect.
Nic Nanos

Most Canadians Say Environment Trumps Energy Prices

October 28, 2014
A majority of Canadians view environmental protection as being more important than energy prices and expect businesses to carry the burden of a carbon tax, according to a recent poll.

Reelected, Rousseff Promises She Will be “A Better President"

October 27, 2014
Director of the Brazil Institute, Paulo Sotero, gives his take on Dilma Rousseff's reelection.

Doblemente Indocumentados

October 27, 2014
Hay alrededor de seis millones de mexicanos que viven en los Estados Unidos sin documentos, pero dentro de estos hay un grupo de varios cientos de miles, como Pascual y John, que son doblemente indocumentados. Algunos están escritos en el registro civil de su estado pero no tienen copia física del acta de nacimiento, mientras muchos otros simplemente nunca fueron inscritos por el registro civil.

What’s Behind the Hostility Toward Women in Iran

October 27, 2014
"Parliamentarians’ renewed obsession with women’s dress and male-female workplace mixing represents a throwback to the early days of the Islamic revolution, when women who did not observe the Islamic dress code were subject to 70 lashes and when men and women were segregated in university classrooms, buses and elsewhere," writes Haleh Esfandiari.

Why Sending Weapons to Ukraine Would be a Terrible Idea for the US

October 27, 2014
"The Ukraine Freedom Support Act grants permission to send Ukraine a variety of weapons, ammunition, and specialized equipment to fill gaps in its current military’s capabilities. But it completely misunderstands what Ukraine needs. And if the US goes down this road, it will be sleepwalking into a proxy conflict with Russia," writes Michael Kofman.

Wilson Center Global Fellow Charles K. Armstrong Receives 2014 John K. Fairbank Prize

October 27, 2014
Wilson Center Global Fellow Charles K. Armstrong has received the 2014 John K. Fairbank Prize for his book Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992.

The Future of Syria: A History Lesson

October 24, 2014
Christian Sahner provides insight into Syria’s civil war and the impact of the emergence of the Islamic State through the lens of history. What can the country's past tell us about its future?

Now Accepting Intern Applications for Spring 2015 Semester

October 23, 2014
The Mexico Institute seeks two intern candidates for the Spring of 2015. Applications should be received no later than Friday, November 14, 2014. Please review full guidelines for application instructions. This is a paid internship.

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