International Security News

Xi Jinping's U.S. Visit Signals Healthy Ties

Feb 14, 2012
“Vice-President Xi’s visit is an important signal to show that the relationship is moving in the right direction,” former Ambassador to China J. Stapleton Roy told CCTV News. “This is a relationship that has enormous potential in one of the most promising areas of the world, which is East Asia.”

Can Cooperation Overcome Mistrust In U.S.-China Relationship?

Feb 13, 2012
Strategic mistrust between the U.S. and China is escalating, overshadowing their shared interests, says Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy. Vice President Xi Jinping’s visit will not produce immediate results but provides the two countries an opportunity to gain control of their relationship.

The U.S. and China Need to Show a Little Mutual Restraint

Feb 13, 2012
In this Washington Post Op-Ed, Director J. Stapleton Roy and Dr. Ken Lieberthal discuss U.S.-China relations and the growing strategic distrust between these two nations.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexican Vote May Determine Future of Drug War

Feb 03, 2012
Enrique Pena Nieto, a front-runner in the Mexican presidential race, is in the PRI, which is known for allowing drug cartels power. U.S. policy-makers are concerned for what may happen with the drug war if he wins the election.
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'Noose Tightening' Around Iranian Government as European Union Boycott Iranian Oil

Jan 25, 2012
Embargoes on Iranian oil exports are having the desired effect, but military options should still remain on the table to deter Tehran from pursuing a nuclear weapon, Jane Harman, director, president, and CEO of The Wilson Center told FoxNews on Tuesday. “The escalating rhetoric from Iran is proof that the sanctions are biting,” Harman said, noting a recent European Union boycott of Iranian oil. “All of this means that the noose is tightening around the Iranian government.” Harman stressed sanctions are aimed at dissuading Tehran from pursuing a nuclear weapon. “The goal of these efforts is not to hurt the Iranian people but to get the government to abandon its potential nuclear ambitions,” she said.

Canada Institute's Beyond the Border Initiative

Dec 14, 2011
The Wilson Center’s Canada Institute has launched a major initiative to measure the progress of the “Beyond the Border” agreement unveiled by President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

U.S.-Canada Beyond the Border and Regulatory Cooperation Council Initiatives

Dec 08, 2011
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Book Preview: In "War and Conflict in Africa," GWU Scholar Skeptical That Natural Resources Play a Leading Role

Nov 30, 2011
In "War and Conflict in Africa," Paul Williams evaluates which factors explain the frequency of conflict in Africa during the post-Cold War era and how the international community has tried to build peace and prevent future conflict.
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WILSON CENTER RECOMMENDS SWEEPING CHANGES IN TROUBLED PAKISTAN AID PROGRAM

Nov 29, 2011
Wilson Center launches report on U.S. civilian assistance to Pakistan

Donga Ilbo and Joongang Ilbo publish articles on inter-Korean relations in the 1970s based on NKIDP documents

Nov 08, 2011
Donga Ilbo and Joongang Ilbo published articles on the inter-Korean economic competition in the 1970s based on newly published NKIDP documents. Based on conversations former North Korean leader Kim Il Sung had with his Romanian and Bulgarian counterparts, the articles reveal Kim's mistaken belief that DPRK's economy would never be overtaken by that of the ROK.

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