U.S. National Security
The Wilson Center and U.S. National Security
Nov 27, 2013
In his upcoming book, David Jones pulls no punches as he offers his opinions on the issues facing the U.S.-Canada relationship. more
Nov 25, 2013
The country with the highest murder rate in the world isn’t Iraq or Afghanistan. It’s Honduras, just a two and a half hour flight from Miami. more
Latin American Program in the News: World's Most Powerful Drug Dealer Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán Makes A Mockery Of U.S. Law Enforcement
Nov 20, 2013
In an interview with Forbes.com, Eric Olson discusses the recent discovery of yet another 'super tunnel' from Mexico into the United States and what it means regarding the evolution of cartels in Mexico. more
The country with the highest murder rate in the world isn’t Iraq or Afghanistan. It’s Honduras, just a two and a half hour flight from Miami.
Latin American Program in the News: World's Most Powerful Drug Dealer Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán Makes A Mockery Of U.S. Law EnforcementNov 20, 2013
In an interview with Forbes.com, Eric Olson discusses the recent discovery of yet another 'super tunnel' from Mexico into the United States and what it means regarding the evolution of cartels in Mexico.
Admiral William H. McRaven said that, “Folks within the Special Operations community listen to Linda Robinson, and when they listen to her I listen to them…” Robinson has spent much of the last two years in Afghanistan studying the evolution of special ops in their largest and longest deployment since Vietnam. In this interview, she provides insight and context on this evolution of U.S. military strategy.
"U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is on a roll," writes Aaron David Miller. But, he cautions, negotiations with Assad would be a bad move.
November 20, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Screening of a film that takes a critical look at the “War on Drugs” and participate in the discussion to follow with two experts in the field of drug policy.
November 07, 2013 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
This panel will discuss intelligence practices in post-9/11 world and the resulting disconnect between expectations of personal privacy and the logic of mass surveillance technologies.
November 01, 2013 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Like other Asia-Pacific nations, Australia is hopeful that the regional interests of its treaty ally, the United States, and its most important trading partner, China, can be balanced to its own long-term advantage. Professor of Strategic Studies at Australian National University Hugh White has been a leading advocate for the view that Australia cannot hope to maintain a neutral distance between the U.S. and China; it will have to choose between them. His analysis, if correct, holds major implications not only for Australia, China, and the U.S., but for every Asia-Pacific nation.
In his upcoming book, David Jones pulls no punches as he offers his opinions on the issues facing the U.S.-Canada relationship.
Barriers to Cross-Border Labor Mobility for Professionals Doing Business in Canada and the United States
This white paper describes a groundbreaking system of citizen science projects by the U.S. Geological Survey and other scientific institutions to detect and monitor earthquakes and engage the public in scientific research about seismic events. These approaches seek to provide a more robust earthquake alert network and generate more real-time motion data. The paper also looks at how future efforts could be improved. Successful crowdsourcing projects at the federal level must navigate a web of practical, legal and policy considerations. This paper identifies some of these hurdles and provides lessons learned so that others may apply them to their unique missions.
Marvin Ott, Senior Scholar with the Wilson Center’s Asia Program, discusses tensions in the South China Sea.
David Rusk, a former mayor of Albuquerque, joins us for a look at his book, “Cities without Suburbs.” Blair Ruble joins the discussion. Christopher Wilson discusses the newly released “The State of the Border Report."
This week we present two works in progress from former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholars, Matt Bai and Matthew Dallek.
Assistant Secretary and Chief Diplomatic Officer, Office of International Affairs, Department of Homeland Security
Alan Bersin commenced service as Assistant Secretary of International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer for the Department of Homeland Security on January 3, 2012. In that capacity, he oversees the Department's international engagement and serves as the principal advisor to Secretary Janet Na...
President, Scowcroft Group; USAF (Ret.), former National Security Advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush
As President of The Scowcroft Group and one of the country's leading experts on international policy, Brent Scowcroft provides unparalleled strategic advice and assistance in dealing in the international arena. Brent Scowcroft has served as the National Security Advisor to both Presid...
associate professor, Royal Military College of Canada